The nonprofit Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) is teaming up with Salt Lake City Trails and Natural Lands to host the Salt Lake City Area Take Kids Fishing Day – a free community fishing event. Registered youth will receive a free rod and reel courtesy of Pure Fishing and game calls courtesy of Plano Synergy. Volunteers from local labor unions will provide youngsters with instruction and assistance, and all participants (including members of the press) are encouraged to stay for a picnic-style lunch after fishing.
Saturday, June 8, 20199 a.m. to noonPicnic-style lunch to follow
Fairmont Park1040 E. Sugarmont Dr.Salt Lake City, Utah
Organized by the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance and Salt Lake City Trails and Natural Lands. The Salt Lake City-area event is part of a series of free, community-based youth outreach activities organized under Work Boots on the Ground—the USA’s flagship conservation program. It is also supported by national conservation partners Provost Umphrey Law Firm, Pure Fishing, Plano Synergy and the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation.
Open to the public but limited to the first 75 kids. All youth must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or chaperone. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
Fishing is a wholesome outdoor sport that participants can enjoy throughout their lifetimes. Plus, with more than 40 million anglers generating $35 billion in retail sales and $600 million for fisheries conservation and water access improvements through special excise taxes each year, it’s critical to continue recruiting new anglers.
Research has also proven that outdoor-related activities such as fishing create participatory pathways for children to experience nature and help kindle a lifelong interest in environmental conservation.