CONTACTS:
Karina Jolles: (603) 271-3212
Judy Tumosa: (603) 271-0456
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
April 25, 2007

Learn about Aquatic Habitats and How to Fish at Amherst Workshop

CONCORD, N.H. - Find out what you can see and do in and around New Hampshire's aquatic habitats and learn how to fish so you can get out and enjoy the state's abundant water resources. You'll get it all in a series of three Saturday workshops offered by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Aquatic Resources Education staff.

Classes will be held on May 12, 2007, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., and May 19 and June 2 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Peabody Mill Environmental Center (www.pmec.org) in Amherst, N.H. Fish and Game watershed educator Judy Tumosa and Let's Go Fishing program coordinator Karina Jolles will present the workshops.

To sign up, contact Vicki Laforet at Peabody Mill Environmental Center at (603) 673-1141. The classes are open to anyone over the age of 5, however those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. There is a facility maintenance fee of $5 per person per session.

Participants should bring their lunch and be ready for a great water adventure. You may attend the whole series or just one workshop; please note, however, that to go fishing in the third session, you must attend session 2. Topics for the sessions are as follows:

  • If you always wanted to know what kinds of birds, bugs and beasts thrive in our wet environments, then come May 12 for a field trip to discover the aquatic life to be found in New Hampshire's ponds, vernal pools, streams and wetlands.
  • After studying what lives in and around our wet environments, next, find out how to get out and enjoy these resources! The May 19 session explores the basic skills and equipment you need and resources available to you on your journey to becoming an angler.
  • Once the basics are covered, put your new skills to the test at the June 2 session, in which you will spend the morning refreshing your casting skills and then head out to a local pond to do some fishing!

All equipment and materials will be provided. Portions of the sessions will be held outdoors all three weeks, rain or shine.

Over the past ten years, the N.H. Fish and Game Department's Aquatic Education program has taught thousands of children and adults to be safe, ethical and successful anglers. The program is federally funded through the Sport Fish Restoration Program.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department works to conserve, manage and protect the state's fish and wildlife and their habitats, as well as providing the public with opportunities to use and appreciate these resources.

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