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Take Me Fishing Event Planning Kit Now Available
Kit to Help Aquatic Educators & Communities Plan Boating and Fishing Events Offers Updated Information & Brand New Look

ALEXANDRIA, VA (May 16, 2008) – Aquatic educators now have a great new resource to help with boating and fishing events. The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced that an updated Take Me Fishing Event Planning Kit is now available to stakeholders.

Re-designed to incorporate the new look and feel from the national Take Me Fishing campaign and Web site, the customizable materials can be used to plan events during National Fishing and Boating Week (June 1 – 8, 2008) and throughout the year.

“We encourage all of our stakeholders to take advantage of these free planning resources to leverage the national Take Me Fishing campaign,” said RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson. “Hosting an event is a great way to share the joys of boating and fishing with your community and introduce families to a lifetime of recreation. Boating and fishing events also help increase participation nationwide, which ultimately fund conservation projects through fishing license sales and the purchase of tackle and motorboat fuel.”

The Event Planning Kit materials include:

  • Planning strategies, event ideas and tips for identifying and mobilizing local partners/sponsors
  • A guide to working with the media, including press release templates and tips for securing media coverage
  • Resource lists with state and national contacts and free fishing days
  • Print ads, flyers and posters which can be customized for local events

To encourage national conservation efforts, RBFF is providing the Event Planning Kit on CD-Rom. For more information or to request a copy of the Kit, please visit

About RBFF
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.

Heather Sieber