Saturday, June 4, 2011

Third Poster in the IYF Series Available Just in Time for Kids' Fishing Days!

Forest Service offices throughout Southcentral and Southeast Alaska will be offering the public the third poster honoring the International Year of Forests today. The free poster encourages people to “Cherish Your Inheritance” and features a young child cradling a fish in his arms.
The fish theme from the poster carries through to real fishing as many Alaska Forest Service units sponsor family fishing days through the months of June and July. Family fishing days are educational and fun for “kids” of all ages and are taking place at nine different venues on the Chugach and Tongass national forests.
This third of four IYF posters follows the first two posters in the series that remind people to “Explore Your Backyard” and “Celebrate Your Heritage.” Copies of these earlier posters may still be available at your nearby Forest Service office. Complete your collection when the fourth in the series, “Find Your Inspiration,” is released later this summer.
The publication of this four-poster series, last month’s Classrooms for Climate Symposium in Anchorage, and the touring “Salmon in the Trees” Tongass exhibit are just a part of the Alaska Forest Service celebration of the United Nations-declared International Year of Forests.

Family/Kids' Fishing Day events in your area

June 4, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Glacier Ranger District, Moose Flats- Portage Valley in the Chugach Children's Forest

June 4, 1-4 p.m.

Cordova Ranger District, Hollis Henrichs Park

June 11, 9 a.m.- noon

Admiralty National Monument/Juneau Ranger District, Twin Lakes

June 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Craig & Thorne Bay ranger districts, Klawock Hatchery

June 11, 10 a.m.

Petersburg Ranger District, Kake Community Hall parking lot & Public Float dock

June 11, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sitka Ranger District, Swan Lake

June 18, 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Hoonah Ranger District, Icy Strait Point

June 25, 9 a.m.

Ketchikan-Misty Ranger District, Ketchikan City Park

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