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PEEC uses grant to fund fishing programs


May 17, 2012

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) received a Take Me Fishing™ Award from Outdoor Nation, a national organization that reconnects youth to the outdoors. The Take Me Fishing Award will fund family fishing programs, an idea that Molly Check, public program manager at PEEC, developed to increase youth participation in recreational fishing and reconnect youth to the outdoors. The award is made possible by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), a nonprofit whose mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating.

PEEC instructors that trained with the Fish and Boat Commission will lead the fishing classes funded by the grant and provide the necessary equipment. Fishing programs that are open to the public will be held on Saturday May 19, Saturday June 2 and Saturday September 22, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Visit www.peec.org.