MA: Calendar of Events

April 2, 3 & 9 — Beginners Fishing Class, Hopkinton
(Woodville) — For anyone who want to learn about fishing, this
expanded fishing is designed for beginning anglers of all ages.
Learn about fish identification, fishing equipment, safety, fishing
regulations and try out some casting skills. DFW Angler Education
Program volunteers will be conducting this clinic with the
Woodville Rod and Gun Club on 252 Wood Street (Rte. 135) from 8 -11
AM on April 2 & 3 and then the fishing trip will be held from 8
– Noon on April 9. All equipment will be provided. Pre-registration
is required and there are a limited number of slots available. To
register, contact Lee Wright at leewright@comcast.net, or call the
Woodville Rod and Gun Club (Wednesday – Sunday only) at (508)
435-4148.

April 9 — Growing Up WILD Workshop for Early Childhood
Educators, Northfield — Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with
Young Children is an early childhood education activity guide that
builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them
to explore wildlife and the world around them. Engage in this
exciting, fun, six-hour interactive, hands-on Growing Up WILD
workshop at the Northfield Mountain Environmental Center. Workshop
participants will receive a copy of the guide and certificate of
completion. Cost is $40. Pre-registration is required by April 1.
Email Kim Noyes at kim.noyes@gdfsuezna.com or call
800-859-2960.

April 16 — Forest Stewardship for Outdoorswomen, Belchertown —
This workshop is designed for those women who work with a personal
property, town lands, land trust lands — or who just want to know
more about how to look at a forest and set directions for
management. At this workshop, professional foresters and wildlife
experts will provide an introduction to reading a forested
landscape and formulating your individual stewardship goals and
then the group will head into the woods for some hands-on
experience. Share your questions and experiences with other women
who share an interest in understanding the forest. Registration
materials now available! Registration/refund deadline is April 8,
2011. Registration is handled on a first come, first serve basis.
Sorry, but we do not accept credit cards or register participants
by phone or fax.

April 17 — Earth Week Festival with Kids Casting Program,
Springfield — Bring your kids, grandchildren, nieces or nephews to
this enjoyable opportunity that teaches young people the basics of
casting a fishing rod at the Springfield Science Museum, 21 Edwards
Street. DFW Angler Education Program volunteers will help you try
your casting skills as part of the celebration! The festival runs
from 11am – 4pm. For more information, contact the Springfield
Science Museum at (413) 263-6800 x325.

April 20 — Hopkinton Reservoir Family Fishing Festival,
Hopkinton — This family-friendly event will be held at DCR’s
Hopkinton State Park, 268 Cedar Street, from 9:00 – 1:00pm. DFW
Angler Education Program volunteers will be on hand to help novices
cast a line, learn about fish in our waters, safety, ethics, and
fishing equipment. If you have fishing equipment, bring it along. A
limited quantity of fishing equipment and bait will be available.
Contact Jim Lagacy at at (508) 389-6309 or
jim.lagacy@state.ma.us.

April 30 — 5th Annual Westborough Fishing Challenge,
Westborough — The Fishing Challenge is part of Westborough’s
Spring Festival Weekend to which anyone may participate, learn or
compete! The Westborough Fishing Challenge is being held at the
Minuteman Park from 9am – 1pm where DFW Angler Education Program
volunteers will be on hand to help you or your family members cast
a line, learn about fish in our waters, safety, ethics, and fishing
equipment. If you have fishing equipment, bring it along. A limited
quantity of fishing equipment and bait will be available. For more
information about this fun event, contact Jim Lagacy at (508)
389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us.

 

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