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June 29, 2004

July 11 Ceremony in Berlin to Dedicate New Barry Camp Dining Hall

CONCORD, N.H. -- Correspondents covering North Country news are invited to attend the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's formal dedication of the new dining hall at Barry Conservation Camp at the Berlin Fish Hatchery at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 11. The facility is being dedicated in honor of long-time Fish and Game Commissioner Frank G. Clark Jr., of Lisbon, who passed away in 2003. The ceremony is not open to the public.

Barry Conservation Camp is situated on the grounds of the Berlin Fish Hatchery. The new building includes a modern dining hall, kitchen and bathroom/shower facilities. These improvements allow for expanded use of Barry Camp for public programs and training sessions for schoolteachers and hunter and aquatic education instructors, in addition to enhancing summer camp activities. Each summer, about 200 young campers take part in a quality outdoor learning experience at Barry Conservation Camp, a program run jointly by Fish and Game and UNH Cooperative Extension/4-H and Youth Development.

Frank G. Clark Jr., for whom the new facility is being dedicated, was the Fish and Game Commissioner for Grafton County for 29 years. A devoted family man and avid hunter, Clark had served as a Hunter Education instructor for Fish and Game since 1962. Ongoing activities at Barry Conservation Camp will serve as a lasting tribute to Clark's commitment to conservation, youth programs and the N.H. Fish and Game Department.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats.

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