ALEXANDRIA, VA (April 15, 2010) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced they will participate in the Family & Youth Casting Call on Saturday, April 24, 2010 in Washington, D.C. at Fletchers’ Cove, C&O Canal National Historical Park. Activities throughout the day will include fishing on the canal, casting practice, fly tying demonstrations, and displays from some of the nation’s top conservation organizations. Kids will also explore hands-on education stations to earn their National Park Service Junior Ranger Badge. RBFF staff will be on-site to discuss the importance of connecting kids with nature and increasing participation in boating and fishing. or call her at (703) 519-6917.
“We are honored to be part of this event which offers a positive outdoor experience for children of all ages and helps to build the next generation of conservationists,” said RBFF President & CEO Frank Peterson. “Attendees will test their skills at the Take Me Fishing casting mat and learn about all the resources available on TakeMeFishing.org, including the how-to and where-to information to get started in boating and fishing.”
Hosted by the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) and dozens of other partners on the frontlines of fisheries conservation efforts, the Jim Range National Casting Call and Family & Youth Casting Call events both provide the opportunity to learn first-hand the value of fisheries management and the importance of public, private and educational entities working together to improve the health of our watersheds and fisheries.
Peterson will be available Thursday, April 22 to discuss the organization’s new partnerships and efforts to introduce kids and families to the outdoors. If you’d like to set up a one-on-one meeting or interview at the Jim Range National Casting Call on April 22, e-mail RBFF Communications Manager Helena Basche or call her at (703) 519-6917.
RBFF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating, thereby protecting and restoring the nation’s aquatic natural resources. 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™.