Jamestown, KY - What began as a small event in 1986 has now blossomed into one of the largest events of its kind in the country! This year's 26th annual Catch A Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby is scheduled for Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 and will take place at the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery.
Designed as a way to get kids outdoors and connected to fishing, this event provides an opportunity for families to have fun with a rod and reel! Last year's event included approximately 1,350 participating children! Support and planning for the event came about through generous donations of more than a hundred volunteers and over one hundred sponsors. The event offers fishing, prizes, trophies, food, and much more at no charge!
The derby is hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc. If you would like to make a donation or volunteer to help with the derby, please feel free to contact the Hatchery at 270-343- 3797.
For more information on the derby, including fishing times, please visit the event Website: www.catcharainbow.org
. You can also contact Kristi Pupak, Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist, at 270-343-3797 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. The Service manages the 95-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System, which encompasses 556 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 69 national fish hatcheries, 63 Fish and Wildlife Management offices and 81 ecological services field stations. The agency enforces federal wildlife laws, administers the Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations, restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife habitat such as wetlands, and helps foreign governments with their conservation efforts. It also oversees the Federal Assistance program, which distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies.