Bear River Celebration set for Saturday at Skylar’s Pond

Rosi Snider fishes with her father Casey, the executive director of the Bear River Land Conservancy at Skylar's Pond in Willow park last year.

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.

Jayden Valdovinos pulls a fish out of Skylar Pond Thursday. He was catching and releasing everything he caught.

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.”

Dallin Worley landed a rainbow trout at Skylar’s Pond Thursday. He released most of the fish he caught.

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.

Dallin Worley was catching trout Thursday afternoon. He released most of what he caught back into the pond.

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 or visit the event website at

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