Bureau of Reclamation and C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation produce smiles and fun at 16 events across the Western United States

Written by: Peter Soeth

C.A.S.T for Kids Photos for 2017
C.A.S.T for Kids Photos for 2017
The Bureau of Reclamation hosted 17 C.A.S.T for Kids events at reservoirs across the western United States. This year, 516 children had fun riding on boats, learning and trying to catch fish, and some actually having the excitement of catching some fish. To make this a successful year, 786 volunteers plus 311 boat volunteers made events possible this year.

C.A.S.T. for Kids events provide a free opportunity for children with disabilities and/or disadvantages to experience real, accessible fishing excursions, chartered by volunteer boat captains who donate their time, smiles, and boats for one day fishing trips. The children are given their own rod, reel, and tackle box, which they learn to use while on their trip. Catching fish is only half the fun for participants. The event concludes with a picnic and an award ceremony where each participant receives a plaque to commemorate the experience.

Events in 2017 took place at:

  • Lake Pleasant, Arizona
  • Lake Bastrop, Texas
  • Lake Berryessa, California
  • Navajo Reservoir, New Mexico
  • Horsetooth Reservoir, Colorado
  • Shasta Lake, California
  • Sarge Hubbard Pond, Washington
  • Prineville Reservoir, Oregon
  • Lake Walcott, Idaho
  • Strawberry Reservoir, Utah
  • Black Canyon Dam, Idaho
  • New Melones Lake, California
  • Lake Thunderbird, Oklahoma
  • Henry Hagg Lake, Oregon
  • Elephant Butte Lake, New Mexico
  • Lake Powell, Arizona
  • Lake Mead, Nevada

Published on December 07, 2017