The 18th annual Bear River Celebration and Free Fishing Day will be held this Saturday, June 8th, at Skylar’s Pond (500 W. 700 S. in Logan) in Willow Park from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
There will be educational booths and activities like fly tying and face painting, as well as other hands-on activities.
There are many kids in the valley that caught their first trout at the event. Young people also get their first chance to be close up to some of Cache Valley’s wildlife.
The celebration was originally started by Utah State University Water Quality Specialist Nancy Mesner, who stayed heavily involved for years.
“Kids can come out and learn about water, conservation, water quality, wildlife, recycling, and the Bear River Watershed,” said Casey Snider, the executive director of the Bear River Land Conservancy. “Fishing poles will be available for kids to use for free and no license will be required.”
A prize will be given to the first 300 youth who complete all of the booth activities.
Snider said the activity is a combined effort of the conservancy, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, USU Extension, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Cedar Brook Company, Logan City and Walmart.
The Bear River Land Conservancy is an organization committed to conserve and enhance private lands for wildlife habitat, working farms and ranches.
The group is also interested in preserving trails of recreational or historical significance, watersheds, and critical vistas, using education, conservation easements and sound management.
They hope their efforts will benefit the people of northern Utah today and in perpetuity.
For more information, contact Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the event website at https://bearriverlandconservancy.org/events/bear-river-celebration/.