Project Coordinators: Jim Hazuka / Stan Krol
The Mission: HAVE FUN!!
Colorado Parks and Wildlife sponsors Free Fishing Weekend the first weekend in June each year. In an effort to encourage more people to discover and enjoy one of the most popular of all outdoor activities, anglers of all ages can fish without a license anywhere in the state that weekend. According to a recent survey by Southwick Associates, fishing is not only a popular recreational activity in Colorado, it is a major economic driver for the state, contributing over $1.9 billion each year to the state's economy. From reservoirs, lakes and ponds to rivers and high-altitude streams, Colorado is a highly-regarded fishing destination. The state features nearly 9,000 miles of trout streams, 321 miles which are designated Gold Medal waters and managed for high-quality fishing.
Tri-Lakes Lions organize and provide financial and volunteer support for this event. Elementary and Middle School-Age kids can participate and are eligible to win prizes provided by the fishing derby sponsors.