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Media contact: Kathy Beaulieu, MinnAqua education specialist, (507) 359-6049.

Fly fishing, conservation focus of unique summer camp

The many facets fly fishing -- casting, wading and matching the hatch -- will be revealed to youths ages 13 to 15 at the MinnAqua Fly Fishing and Conservation Camp this summer.

While learning to catch fish on a fly, kids will also hear about the life cycle of aquatic insects and how watershed management affects water quality and fishing. The camp will be June 18-21 at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center near Lanesboro. The cost is $225.

"This is a good opportunity to reach kids who are a little older with challenging lessons that highlight important aquatic ecosystems," said Kathy Beaulieu, DNR education specialist in New Ulm. "It's also a great opportunity for the kids to learn a skill they can use for their whole lives."

Campers will be selected based on a one-page essay explaining why they should be chosen to attend and how they would use their new skills after the camp. Essays should have a title and the student's name, age, sex, parent or guardian's name, telephone number and e-mail address (optional). A short letter from a teacher or counselor stating why the student should be chosen to attend the camp is also required.

A limited number of partial and full scholarships are available for those with financial need. Students who would like to be considered for scholarships should write "scholarship requested" under their contact information.

The completed essay and reference should be mailed to: Kathy Beaulieu, 261 Highway 15 South, New Ulm, MN 56073, or e-mailed to [email protected] by March 24. More details are available online at www.dnr.state.mn.us.

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great post Randy, I should have gotten to this sooner. As always, Minnaqua can always use a few good volunteers. Contact Kathy, Nadine, Roland or any of the other Regional MinnAqua staff if you are interested in helping expose someone who has never had the opportunity before to the wonderful world of fishing!

MinnAqua Program Contacts:

Statewide Coordinator: Jenifer Matthees, Aquatic Education Coordinator, tel. (651) 297-4919, fax (651) 297-4916

Brainerd: Nadine Meyer, (218) 828-6044

Duluth: Great Lakes Aquarium, (218) 740-2007 (Ask for MinnAqua.)

Twin Cities Metro: Roland Sigurdson, (612) 625-1291 or (651) 582-8417

New Ulm: Kathy Beaulieu, (507) 359-6049

Curriculum Specialist: Michelle Kelly, (651) 582-8417

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