Kids learn about trash at Annual Fishing Fiesta

The second annual Fishing Fiesta sponsored by NC Wildlife Resources Commission and NC State Parks was a grand success on Sat. Kids visited stations set up at Jordan Lake’s White Oak Recreation Area where various organizations talked about water safety, species of fish and birds, careers in nature, knot tying, casting, cooking fish, protecting our water and land, and much more. Fishing rods were loaned out and instructors gave tips on how to fish.

IMG_20170408_105224497_HDRThe kids received a stamp on their Fiesta Quest sheet at each station . Those getting a stamp from all stations received a free tackle box.

Business was steady at our station where we explained the trash problem and the great work of our volunteers.

IMG_20170408_131705759Though not needed for a stamp, about 20 kids and some parents went on the Trash Treasure Hunt with us, walking to a nearby section of shoreline. The lucky kid who found the spray bottle bottle marked as the Treasure won a full-day rental of a kayak or canoe donated by Frog Hollow Outdoors.

IMG_20170408_133159281_HDRSeveral bags were filled in 15 minutes before return to Chatham County’s Solid Waste & Recycling station where the trash was spread out on a tarp and kids learned what to recycle.

The day ended with award of many great raffle items and enjoyable Latino music donated by the Flor Y Canto band.

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