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On Saturday, June 2; 24 local kids and their families participated in a fun-filled day of fishing at the 11th annual Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge Annual Kids’ Fishing Day. Thanks to our sponsor: Rappahannock Wildlife Refuge Friends Group for helping to make this a really successful event.
The event was held at Wilna Pond, located on Wilna Road off of Sandy Lane in Warsaw, Virginia. In addition to fishing, there were fun learning activities, prizes, and a free lunch. Every child at the event received a goody bag with special souvenirs. Participants also learned about fishing ethics and boating safety, fish habitat and identification, knot tying, and practiced their casting techniques before heading out to Wilna Pond to fish. The event promoted fishing as a fun, family-oriented recreational activity that will leave participants with memories that will last a lifetime.
The 11th annual Kids’ fishing Day was wonderfully supported by the community and made possible with the help of great volunteers, who baited hooks, aided young anglers, and served food to the derby’s participants. Additionally, the expertise shared by our partners at the clinic made the event fun and educational. Special thanks to great Friends Group members: Ann and Frank Graziano, Marie Minor, and Judy Allen; as well as our fantastic partners: Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery’s Virginia Fisheries Coordinator, Lisa Moss; the Richmond County Department of Emergency Services Paramedics, and to all the parents for taking their children to their local National Wildlife Refuge for a fun day of fishing. Hope to see you again next year!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting, and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.