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  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 8:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    See White River through eyes of an angler, Sept. 21-22

    Follow DNR Go FishIN coordinator Clint Kowalik on Sept. 21 and 22 as he travels the White River on a fishing adventure.

    This fourth annual trip is part of the White River Festival,

    On the first day of the trip, Kowalik will fish through Muncie along the White River Greenway and will make two other stops before finishing at Mounds State Park. On the second day, he will stop at public access points from Noblesville through Indianapolis. At each spot, he'll fish, take photos and talk about the fish and habitat in that area.

    Check out photos throughout the day on Twitter at and on Facebook at

  • Friday, August 04, 2017 10:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The AREA North Central Regional Conference is now open for registration.  The dates are October 23 and 24, 2017.  The course fee is $30 per person; meals and lodging on your own or room at the Sleep Inn and Suites(If using the Sleep Inn, reference the AREA North Central Region Conference Group Rate $99.00.)  The conference location is the Fish and Wildlife Service Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge - Prairie Learning Center, Prairie City, IA 50228.

    Details to Download or read Online -

    Your arrival date will be Sunday, October 22, 2017, and your departure date will be Wednesday, October 25, 2017.  Please share this notice with your colleagues.  Everyone is invited to attend.  

    We look forward to seeing you in October. If we can assist you in any way, please let us know.

    Michael R. Brand
    AREA North Central Regional Coordinator

    Boy Scouts of America - Volunteer Scouter

    BSA National Fishing Task Force -  Committee Member

    BSA Central Region Outdoor Program Support Team  - Fishing  Chairman 

    BSA Certified Angling Instructor

    cell: 314-477-8120

  • Monday, July 24, 2017 2:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Check out and share this inspirational and motivational film produced by a high school student about a VA Brook Trout habitat restoration project, I have also posted the link on the AREA facebook page. The student who produced the film is now a student at Columbia College.

    Karen Marks

    AREA President (2016-2018)
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 9:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I strongly encourage everyone to go lead-free. We’ve made that commitment in Minnesota’s aquatic education program. Our biggest concern are loons and fish-eating raptors, but many other species can be affected by lead in the environment. Check out these pages for more information:

    The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has a long list of vendors that provide lead-free tackle:

    In particular, Water Gremlin,, ("Gremlin Green" line features several styles of weights made from bismuth, and split-shot made from tin) and Northland Fishing Tackle,, (The "Nature Jig" is 100% lead free, cast from a nontoxic bismuth/tin alloy) have been our source for most of our split shot and jigs. Here is a contact for Northland:

    Kyle Waterman

    Marketing Coordinator

    Northland Fishing Tackle

    1001 Naylor Dr. SE Bemidji, MN 56601




    Jeff Ledermann

    Education and Skills Team Supervisor | Fish and Wildlife Outreach

    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

    500 Lafayette Rd N

    St. Paul, MN 55155

    Phone: 651-259-5247



  • Monday, June 26, 2017 10:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    by Brian Owens, June 21, 2017

  • Monday, June 12, 2017 9:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Aquatic Resources Education Association North Central Region is hosting a two-day training event on October 23 & 24, 2017.  Held at the FWS, Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge Prairie Learning Center, 9981 Pacific St., Prairie City, IA 50228, the fee for the 2-day event is only $30 (lodging and meals not included). 

    Download the conference flyer for additional details and the Neal Smith brochure for information on the location.  Visit the registration section for even more information.


  • Friday, June 02, 2017 6:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    USFWS Pacific Region Facebook.  A different angle to raise awareness of National Fishing and Boating Week....

    Dan Spencer

    Information & Education Specialist

    Puget Sound & Olympic Peninsula Complex (USFWS)

    510 Desmond Dr. SE

    Lacey, WA 98503-1263

    Phone:  360 753 - 9589

    Fax :    360 753 - 9407

  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017 5:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please take a few minutes to answer the conference survey. Your participation will help us plan a great conference for 2018!


    The survey closes on Friday, June 9th ,
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