ALEXANDRIA, VA (November 16, 2007) – Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne today applauded the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) for the growth of the Anglers’ Legacy program. Reaching 20,000 anglers nationwide to date, Anglers’ Legacy has generated funds for conservation and introduced countless newcomers to the sport of fishing.
“Anglers' Legacy Ambassadors serve as mentors to children and families by providing aquatic education that includes a respect for the resource,” said Secretary Kempthorne. “I'm pleased that RBFF's program has generated almost 80,000 trial fishing experiences in the past six months and that the momentum for this valuable program continues to grow and instill a passion for fishing and boating.”
Launched in May 2006, the Anglers’ Legacy program asks avid anglers to share their passion for fishing and to "Take the Pledge" – promising to take one new person fishing each year.
RBFF is a nonprofit organization established in 1998 to increase participation in recreational angling and boating. RBFF helps people discover, share and protect the legacy of boating and fishing through national outreach programs including the Take Me Fishing campaign and Anglers’ Legacy.