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Released On: August 01, 2013

Reclamation Seeks Volunteer Boaters and Anglers for Fifth Annual C.A.S.T. for Kids Fishing Event at Lake Berryessa

NAPA, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation, Central California Area Office, in partnership with the C.A.S.T. (Catch a Special Thrill) for Kids Foundation and Pleasure Cove Marina, will host a C.A.S.T. for Kids fishing event at Lake Berryessa on Saturday, Sept. 14. Lake Berryessa is located in Napa County, Calif.

The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation is a national, non-profit organization whose goal is “to provide disabled or disadvantaged children with the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the sport of fishing” (http://www.castforkids.org/).

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Berryessa’s Pleasure Cove Marina. Each child will receive a fishing pole, tackle box, T-shirt and other prizes and spend the morning fishing with local anglers and volunteers. A free barbeque lunch will be served to participants, parents and volunteers in the afternoon.

Pre-registration is required for this event as availability is currently limited to 35 children. Reclamation is seeking anglers and boaters who wish to volunteer their time and use of their boat. To register as a volunteer angler or boater or for more information, please contact Jason Jordan, Outdoor Recreation Planner, at
707-966-2111 ext. 143 or jgjordan@usbr.gov.

This C.A.S.T. for Kids event ties into the Department of the Interior’s “Let’s Move Outside” initiative, http://www.letsmove.gov/lets-move-outside, which was created to encourage children and their families to enjoy outdoor activities, which abound in every city, town and community. Reclamation also supports President Obama’s “America’s Great Outdoors”initiative, http://americasgreatoutdoors.gov/, by providing recreational opportunities in the great outdoors, promoting stewardship of our natural resources and reconnecting Americans – especially our young people – with the riches the outdoors has to offer.

Individuals who would like to participate in this program and need accommodation should contact Jordan at 707-966-2111 ext. 143 or jgjordan@usbr.gov at least 14 days in advance of the activity.

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