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FREE FISHING FLY-TYING WORKSHOPS THIS SUMMER

Sessions Suited to Novice, Experienced Fly-Tiers

PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it is hosting a series of free fishing fly-tying workshops for novice and experienced fly-tiers this summer.

WHAT: Free Fly-Tying Workshops.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 5, 12, 19 | 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, Lincoln.

Wednesday, July 6, 13, 20 | 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Glocester Manton Public Library, 1137 Putnam Pike, Chepachet.

Monday, August 1, 15, 22 | 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Langworthy Public Library, 24 Spring Street, Hopkinton.

Wednesday, August 10, 17, 24 | 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. North Smithfield Public Library, 20 Main Street, Slatersville.

Instruction on both fresh- and saltwater angling will be included, and all equipment and materials will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own materials, if they prefer. Children aged 10 and older are invited to participate. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, contact Scott Travers at Scott.travers@dem.ri.gov.

These workshops are part of DEM's Aquatic Resource Education (ARE) Program. ARE is a federally funded program designed to educate the public on fishing. As part of a larger network of recreational opportunities in the state, fishing plays an important role in connecting people with nature, promoting health, attracting tourism, and supporting a treasured tradition for Rhode Island families. According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, there are approximately 175,000 recreational anglers (age 16+) in Rhode Island. And recreational fishing contributes more than $130 million to the economy each year.

Follow DEM on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RhodeIslandDEM or Twitter (@RhodeIslandDEM) for more information on recreational opportunities in Rhode Island as well as other timely updates.

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  • Department or agency: Department of Environmental Management
  • Online: http://www.dem.ri.gov/
  • Release date: 06-29-2016

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