KDWP BOATING PROGRAM AWARDED GRANT FOR YOUTH EFFORTS
Variety of promotional events in planning stage
PRATT -- The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, has announced that the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks’ Boating Education Program has been selected as a 2008/2009 National Recreation and Park Association Take Me Fishing™ Anchor Agency. As one of 30 Anchor Agencies selected, KDWP’s efforts will serve as the foundation for park and recreation agencies and youth serving organizations to take leadership roles and ensure that recreational boating and fishing are sustained across the state of Kansas.
KDWP’s Boating Education Program will receive a grant of $10,000 to enhance existing recreational boating and fishing programs available to the youth of Kansas. Projects will include giving away free life jackets, fishing clinics, community events and festivals, and classroom programs. Events will be at the KDWP Boating website, www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/boating, as they are scheduled and also on the RBFF website at www.takemefishing.org/community/programs-and-events/events-home.