May 1, 2014
|ODFW volunteer angling education instructors are a key part of ODFW’s Family Fishing events held throughout the state in spring and fall.
-Photo by Rick Swart/ODFW-
SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will hold an Angler ad Aquatic Education Instructor training on Monday, May 19 at ODFW Headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE.
The training, which will go from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., is free and open to anyone 18 years or older who is interested in becoming a volunteer fishing instructor.
“Our volunteer instructors are an important part of our efforts to introduce more families to the joys of fishing,” said Shahab Farzanegan, ODFW Aquatic and Angling Education coordinator. “They are involved in ODFW-sponsored family fishing events, after-school fishing clubs and other programs.”
The volunteer training will introduce participants to the program curriculum, which includes basic fishing skills, stewardship, aquatic resources and water safety. Participants also will learn about events in their region and where they can volunteer.
Lunch will be provided, and pre-registration is required by May 15. To register, or for more information, contact Darlene Sprecher at (503) 947-6025 or by e-mail at Darlene.M.Sprecher@state.or.us.