Eastern Neck NWR Hosts Youth Fishing Day on June 9

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Bring the kids out for fishing fun on Saturday, June 9, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge (NWR)!  This free event for kids 15 and under will take place rain or shine at Headquarters Pond on the refuge.  Bait and fishing equipment will be provided, or you can bring your own.  The number of loaner fishing rods is limited, so it is recommended you bring your own if you have one.  Lunch will be provided by the Friends of Eastern Neck, and Kent County Parks and Rec will be giving away a rod and reel to the first 40 participants!

Parents should note that this is a non-competitive, catch-and-release event, meant to introduce children to the fun of fishing.  All children must be accompanied by a supervising adult.  No registration is required.

To get to the event, simply take Rt. 445 south out of Rock Hall until you cross the bridge onto Eastern Neck NWR.  Continue proceeding south, turn right at the dirt road to the Bayview Butterfly Trail, and follow the road until you reach Headquarters Pond.  Signs will be posted to lead you to the event.  For additional information, contact Eastern Neck NWR at 410-639-7056 or Kent County Parks and Rec at 410-778-2083.

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, protects 2,300 acres of brackish marsh, natural ponds, upland forest and grasslands, providing habitat for thousands of wintering waterfowl including the tundra swan.  To learn more, visit us on the web at www.fws.gov/refuge/Eastern_Neck and @EasternNeckNWR.

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