PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting tours of its Lafayette Fish Hatchery this weekend. The event, part of the state's Great Outdoors Pursuit, will include fishing demonstrations and kids' crafts.
WHEN: Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Lafayette Fish Hatchery at 424 Hatchery Road in North Kingstown
Now in its eighth season, the Great Outdoors Pursuit challenges families to visit state parks and other outdoor areas throughout the summer and participate in activities, ranging from canoeing and hiking to archery and camping. Participants register online and self-print a Pursuit Passport; at each event attended, "stamps" are earned for the Passport. Registration is free, and participating children are eligible for prizes. Last year, more than 1,000 people joined the Pursuit. To sign up for the Pursuit, visit www.riparks.com.
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