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Become an LDWF Aquatic Volunteer Instructor at an Upcoming Workshop

It’s not too late to sign up and become a volunteer for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ (LDWF) Aquatic Volunteer Instructor Program! Join us at one of our upcoming workshops being offered on Saturday, April 27th, in Baton Rouge or on Wednesday May 1 st , in New Orleans. Both workshops are free to attend and run from 8:30AM to 4:30PM.*

At this hands-on workshop taught by LDWF Biologists, you’ll receive the training you need to become a volunteer instructor and help LDWF increase fishing participation and wise utilization of our resources across the state. Topics and activities include knot tying, casting skills, basic fishing presentation, proper fish identification, fisheries management and more. A binder including lesson plans, activity guides and educational materials will be given to all volunteers who attend the workshop.

After completing the 8-hour workshop and passing a background check, volunteers are able to borrow equipment to help teach these topics. For example, if you’ve always wanted to host your own fishing clinic for youth, but didn’t have the materials and resources, then this is your solution! We can provide rods and reels with basic tackle, a knot tying kit, arts and crafts activities and more.

To find out more information or to see the entire list of upcoming workshops, please visit: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/ldwf-volunteer-programs . For any questions about the Aquatic Volunteer Instructor Program, contact Alayna McGarry at (504) 286-4050 or at amcgarry@wlf.la.gov .

If you aren’t in the Baton Rouge or New Orleans area but have a group of interested persons that would like to be trained, reach out to Alayna McGarry. We will travel to your location for groups of 10 or more people.

LDWF’s Aquatic Volunteer Instructor Program is hosted in conjunction with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation. The LWFF was formed to provide a means for individuals and corporations to become partners with the Department and Commission in the challenge of conserving Louisiana’s wildlife and fisheries resources.

The Fisheries Extension Outreach Program fosters responsible, licensed anglers by organizing community fishing events and developing opportunities for anglers to participate in the conservation of Louisiana’s aquatic resources. The program promotes awareness of the Sport Fish Restoration Program, which utilizes angler support to help ensure the future of recreational fishing in Louisiana for generations to come.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

*A $25 registration fee is required to reserve your spot. This check will be returned upon your arrival at the workshop.