Photo: Monarch butterfly laying egg on a milkweed plant by Marci Lininger/USFWS.

Celebrating the 11th annual Youth Outdoor Fest with City of La Crosse Parks and Recreation and Friends of the Upper Mississippi

We at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service know that getting young anglers outside for quality fishing experiences isn’t just important, it’s fun! We are excited to announce the 11th annual Youth Outdoor Fest, in partnership with the City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department and Friends of the Upper Mississippi. Join us Saturday July 13, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Veterans Freedom Park (West Copeland Park) located at 200 Clinton Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Help Midwest Fisheries Center staff celebrate more than a decade of outdoor learning with an array of free, hands-on activities that focus on the intrinsic value of the Seven Rivers Region. There will be a zip line, presentations, entertainment, interactive activities, food and more. Event highlights include reptiles and a touch tank of fish, dragon boat and pontoon rides, fly fishing, archery, dog demonstrations, geocaching, invertebrate investigations, storytelling and information about kayaking, camping and hiking.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit http://www.fws/gov.

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Gretchen Newberry
Midwest Fisheries Center 555 Lester Avenue, Onalaska, Wisconsin 54650