Rollin’ on the River: free summer fun for all ages Saturday, June 2, at Logan’s Willow Park

LOGAN —  For the 11thyear in a row, outdoor enthusiasts of all ages are invited to participate in the annual Bear River Celebration and Free Fishing Day Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Logan’s Willow Park West, 500 W. 700 South.

Hosted by Utah State University Water Quality Extension, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and the City of Logan Environmental Department, the gathering celebrates Utah’s free fishing day and features a variety of learning activities about water conservation, water quality, wildlife, recycling, energy and the Bear River Watershed.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy the outdoors together and, in the process, learn about the Bear River Watershed,” says Tiffany Kinder, an educational outreach specialist with USU Water Quality Extension and 2012 graduate of USU’s master’s program in watershed science.

Participants of all ages can enjoy free fishing at the park pond. Fishing equipment and instruction are available for first-time anglers.

Interactive exhibits, geared to all ages, feature fly tying, fish printing, learning about aquatic bugs, a demonstration of how rivers and streams are formed, an explanation of fish life cycles and learning about the importance of water quality. While supplies last, youngsters will receive free, reusable tote bags to collect giveaways from the exhibits.

The first 200 kids to complete all exhibit activities receive a free T-shirt.

The gathering features music and free hot dogs, while supplies last.

For information, contact USU Water Quality Extension at 797-2580 or visit extension.usu.edu/waterquality.

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