MONTPELIER >> The Fish and Wildlife Department is seeking volunteers who would like to become Let's Go Fishing instructors so they can pass on Vermont's fishing tradition to the next generation of Vermonters.
The department will be hosting a one-day training workshop for new instructors on March 12, at 190 Junction Road, Berlin.
Instructors in the 'Let's Go Fishing' program organize and instruct clinics in their communities for young people and their families. Participants in the training workshops will learn how to teach a fishing clinic, in addition to learning about fishing ethics, aquatic ecology, fisheries management, habitat conservation, and tackle craft. The class is informal, and it is not necessary to have a high level of fishing expertise to become an instructor.
"Get involved and get our youth outdoors! The life you change might just be your own," urges Alison Thomas, Vermont Fish & Wildlife's education coordinator.
There is no charge for the training and all curriculum materials and lunch will be provided. The workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required, and you must be 18 to participate. You can register by March 1 by calling 802-505-5562.