Kids Outdoor Education

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Stocking the pond with trout Wednesday before KOE

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Assembling, transporting and staging rods & reels for the event

Kids lining up to receive free rods & reels

Kids fishing at the pond

Fish cleaning station

KOE - Due to COVID-19 restrictions the format will differ somewhat from previous years.  Most notably, on Friday there will be two fishing flights of two hours each and on Saturday there will be seven fishing flights of one hour each, limited to 75 youth per flight.  Each child is allowed only one person to check in with them.  Volunteers are needed to assist youth anglers, register participants, distribute rods, reels, and t-shirts, and clean fish for the kids.  There will be two shifts for volunteers on both days and you can sign up to help for one or both shifts on either or both days.  Please fill out the volunteer registration online by clicking here or by going to www.columbiabasinflycasters.org and selecting VOLUNTEER. Volunteers should bring their own mask.  Food and drinks will be provided for volunteers on both days. April 23 – Special Needs register with ARC of the Tri-Cities  https://www.arcoftricities.com/events/fishing-day Session times, 1:30 to 3:30 & 4 to 6 pm. April 24 – Youth 5-14 register with the City of Kennewick,  https://secure.rec1.com/WA/kennewick-wa/catalog Seven 1-hour sessions beginning at 8am and over at 6pm, 75 youth per session. Rod Assembly: Contact Gene Van Liew if you are interested 509-946-7738 Security: From noon Wednesday to Saturday 7am. Space available for overnight.  Text Marilyn at 509-392-2128 if you are available. Casting Demo: Several volunteers are needed for each session during the half hour between sessions for both events. Text Dave Myers (leader) at 509-438-1277 if you can assist.