Volunteers Needed…

MDTU is asking for volunteers for City Catch, an exciting program for Baltimore City children. Trout Unlimited, with the Department of Recreation and Parks is planning City Catch for April 17, 2004.Experienced fisherman volunteers along with those from Trout Unlimited, will teach 250 children how to fish for trout.

in Leakin Park. The stream will be stocked with trout and each child will get a complete fishing outfit to keep. Volunteers will teach the children how to tie fishing knots, bait a hook, cast, and catch a fish. Besides just having a fun day, children will learn an appreciation for clean water and a wholesome form of recreation in one of our wonderful stream valley parks. Trout Unlimited decided to re-activate this program that we conducted 15 years ago because we believe it is important to provide healthy recreational opportunities for city children. They are the future of recreational fishing. Furthermore, we need to provide fishing opportunities within reach of the centers of population if people are going to be able to take advantage of them. The program will cost $10,000.00 of which TU will contribute $5,000.00; the City has committed to match this amount. Please consider supporting this great effort to teach those kids who would otherwise not have this opportunity.

Note: Want to help out?
Contact Rich Montague at 410-638-8890 or ramontague@comcast.net
Thanks to Ron Acee for providing the info on City Catch.