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Mills Fleet Farm Kids' Fishing Appreciation Day

July 8, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Mills Fleet Farm Stores at 15 locations in Minnesota

Mills Fleet Farm is hosting their Kids' Fishing Appreciation Day on Saturday, July 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Fleet Farm stores throughout Minnesota. The event teaches kids basic fishing skills, such as casting, knot tying, fish identification, safety, and live bait use.

Representatives from Minnesota Sea Grant, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Program Law Enforcement and Watercraft Inspection Programs, Carver County AIS Program, Winona Soil and Water Conservation District, University of Minnesota Extension Detectors Program, Ottertail County AIS Program, Douglas County Land and Resource Management and others will co-host Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!TM booths to help educate anglers, young and old, about the problems caused by aquatic invasive species such as Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels. Preserved aquatic invasive species (AIS) specimens, educational materials, and AIS experts will be available.

This is the ninth year Minnesota Sea Grant has coordinated Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!TM booths during Mills Fleet Farm Kids' Fishing Appreciation Day. "Kids win at Mills Fleet Farm, they get excited about fishing and this annual event is tremendously valuable for us to educate Minnesotans on how to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species," said Doug Jensen, Minnesota Sea Grant aquatic invasive species program coordinator. "Minnesota Sea Grant greatly appreciates the support of Mills Fleet Farm and our many partners."

The event is free and open to all kids. For more information call or visit the customer service desk at any one of the following stores in: Alexandria, Baxter, Blaine, Brooklyn Park, Cambridge, Carver, Fergus Falls, Hermantown, Lakeville, Mankato, Oakdale, Owatonna, Rochester, Waite Park, and Winona.

Contacts:

  • Marte Kitson, mkitson@d.umn.edu, (218) 726-8305, Minnesota Sea Grant Environmental Literacy Extension Educator
  • Doug Jensen, djensen1@umn.edu, (218) 590-7164, Minnesota Sea Grant Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator

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