Kids Fishing Day

 

Over 300 kids particiapted in the ‘Kids Fishing Day’ held at Lake Park Harbor Marina and hosted by the West Palm Beach Fishing Club’s charitable affiliate, the Palm Beach County Fishing Foundation. Participants were able to learn all about our marine environment and why we need to protect it. This is accomplished through a variety of hands-on educational stations based on land. Some of the featured topics include knot tying, casting lessons, angler ethics, cast netting and boating safety. To date, over 13,000 kids have participated in this heartwarming community outreach event. The program is free of charge to those who participate and is made possible each year through the generosity of many sponsors and volunteers. Each year, the campers and counselors from the Town of Lake Park Summer Camp take advantage of this amazing opportunity. Each child receives an event t-shirt, lunch, an official certificate of participation and a brand new fishing rod and reel. And of course, each child walks away with special memories of a fun day on the water and a better understanding of our unique marine environment.