John Kinabrew, an LDWF aquatic volunteer instructor teaches kids the basics of casting and knot tying at Lake Pontchartrain..
Baton Rouge, La. — The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation has received a $100,000 grant from the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation which the organization will use to assist the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to train volunteer instructors to teach youth about fishing and conservation.
The LWFF’s grant will focus on the LDWF’s Aquatic Volunteer Instructor Program (VIP) which will use the grant assistance to train some 60 instructors to help the agency reach a larger number of youth this year.
“The LWFF financial assistance will help us increase our classroom activities and aquatic education events,” said Danica Williams, LDWF Biologist Program Manager, who administers the VIP program. “Success will mean more individuals being confident as they participate in the outdoors, especially fishing.”
LDWF Secretary Jack Montoucet said, “We appreciate the significant cooperation that we get from LWFF and the Pennington Foundation toward our mission of educating young people about fishing and how they can help conserve the abundant natural resources of our state for the next generation.”
The LWFF is a nonprofit that helps fund and generate support for LDWF programs.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us atwww.wlf.la.gov. To receive email alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.