Plans are going forward for the <a href=”https://extension.usu.edu/waterquality/htm/annual-events/briverceleb/” target=”_blank”>Bear River Celebration and Free Fishing Day</a> coming up on June 7. Tiffany Kinder, a Utah State University Extension Water Quality Specialist, said this is the 13th year for the event and last year it won the award for being Utah Environmental Education Program of the Year.
On <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/324/2014_05_13_324_22153_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s For the People program Monday</a>, Kinder said the award was given to Logan City Environmental Department, Division of Wildlife Resources, and Water Quality Extension for their joint efforts in putting on the festival because of the great environmental education opportunities provided to children and their families.
Children, teens and their families will meet at Logan’s Willow Park Skylar’s Pond from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn about water conservation, water quality, wildlife, recycling and the Bear River Watershed.
“The (Bureau of Land Management) USU National Aquatic Monitoring Center will have insects that they have caught out of the Logan River as well as the ponds there at Willow Park,” Kinder explained. “The Utah Native Plants Society will be there showing the youth native plants and how to identify native plants.
“We will have fish printing, we have some watershed models where you can see how habitats are formed, how erosion happens, and how pollution sources can get into the water.”
Kinder said these events are well attended, but there is one in particular that seems to get a little more attention than others.
“There will also be fly tying. The Cache Anglers will help the youth tie their own fly which is always a favorite of the kids.”
Nature crafts, face painting, demonstrations, and live music will also accompany the event at Willow Park. Youth will be ale to check out fishing poles if they don’t have their own and try to catch the big one for free and without a license.