The Winston County Commission recently voted to support the Kid's Fishing Derby with a $2,500 grant. The grant funds will go to purchase catfish and awards for participants. The purpose of the derby is to spark children's interest in the outdoors, educate the public about our water resources, and to promote safe, ethical angling and boating. The Derby is a team effort of U. S. Forest Service, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Alabama Forestry Commission, the Double Springs Lions Club, and the Double Springs Civitans. Over 200 youth and adults are expected to attend this family-friendly event at the Black Warrior Work Center on Highway 33 on Saturday, June 6, 2009. A flyer for the Kid's Fishing Derby is available here.
The commission funds for the Kid's Fishing Derby are from the USDA and are earmarked for natural resources education. The grant proposal will now enter a 45 day public comment period. If you would like to comment, please contact the Winston County Commission.