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News.bytes Extra, issue 486

BLM helps Trinidad celebrate Fish Festival

a boy paints a fish with colored paints

Bryce, a young festival participant, works on his fish print.

children stand at a booth reaching for crafts to work on

Children wait their turn to create artwork at the BLM booth.

Children and adults enjoyed creating artistic fish prints by using real fish, as part of the Trinidad Fish Festival in the coastal community of Trinidad on June 19.   BLM staff members, summer interns and a high school student helped staff the BLM booth.  A local company, Pacific Choice Seafood donated fish for the art projects.

While the children were busy with their art projects BLM staff members visited with parents, informing them about the Trinidad Gateway to the California Coastal National Monument.  The staff gave out nearly 200 scenic posters featuring the monument.  More than 100 fish prints went home with families as well.

An estimated 2,000 people attended the 54th annual festival.  They feasted on salmon and other delicacies, toured the town and visited numerous vendor booths.

- Jeff Fontana, public affairs officer, BLM Northern California District, 6/22/11 

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Last updated: 06-23-2011