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Hooked On Fishing, Not On Drugs™ Registration Begins April 4
Free youth fishing clinics run throughout summer
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that registration will begin on April 4 for the Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs™ (HOFND) summer fishing clinics. This summer’s clinics will be held at four locations: Howard's Pond (Elkton, Cecil County), Harford Glen Environmental Education Center (Bel Air, Harford County), Patapsco Valley State Park (Elkridge, Howard County), and Greenbrier State Park (Boonsboro, Washington County). While the clinics are free, pre-registration is required.
The HOFND clinics will be held on the following dates; each date has a morning (8 to 11 a.m.) session and an afternoon (12 to 3 p.m.) session.
• July 5-8
• July 11-15
• July 18-22
• July 25-29
• August 1-5
Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs™ is sponsored by the Sportfish Restoration Fund and the Future Fishermen Foundation. DNR offers free fishing clinics throughout the year to Maryland youth and its Aquatic Resources Education staff teaches these clinics to over 1,000 students a year.
Registration forms can be picked up at most clinic sites, area libraries, in the main office of elementary schools located near a clinic site, or printed off DNR's website at www.dnr.maryland.gov/education/hofnod.html. If you have any questions about the program or would like to have a registration brochure mailed to you, contact Donna Fahres at 410-260-8721.
March 30, 2005
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 446,000 acres of public lands and 18,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov