On Saturday, September 24th Delta National Forest, Mississippi’s’ Lower Delta Partnership, and Sharkey Issaquena MSU Extension Service are hosting Fishing and Fun in the Forest at the Blue Lake Recreation Area.
This year in addition to fishing in Blue Lake, the Blue Lake Interpretive Trail will have several games and fun challenges for children to complete along its route. Youth may participate in the Nature Scavenger Hunt, or learn to shoot a BB gun and bow and arrow. The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science will have an educator in the forest to teach children about forest critters. They may even have the opportunity to pet an alligator or snake. The event will run from 9:00 a.m. until noon, with lunch provided for all participants and adults.
Children wanting to fish in Blue Lake will need to bring their own poles and supplies; bait will be available at the event. All children up to 16 years of age are invited to participate in this free event. Closed toe shoes are recommended for forest activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Volunteers are needed to help with this event. Please contact Meg Cooper at the LDP office, 662-873-6261 if you would like to volunteer for the morning’s activities.