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California Desert District
Release Date: 09/08/09
Contacts: David Briery , 951-697-5220  
  Murl Shaver , 760-326-7010  
News Release No. CA-CDD-09-68

BLM's "Take it Outside" Offers Kids Fishing Day Program

The U.S. Dept. of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Needles Field Office is partnering with San Bernardino County Parks (Moabi Regional Park), San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department  and the California Department of Fish and Game to provide a free fishing experience for 30 families on Saturday, Sept. 26.  San Bernardino County will waive day-use fees for up to 30 families at the regional park. 

BLM also will provide a limited amount of rods and tackle for the young anglers on a first-come, first-served basis.  All kids will receive a participation gift and drawings will be held for prizes. Children must be more than five years old and accompanied by a parent or guardian.  The Kids Fishing Day program cannot accommodate organized groups.  Children under the age of 16 are not required to have a California fishing license.

Parents of prospective participants should apply beginning Sept. 8.  Applications are available online at (click on “Kids Fishing Day”), or by calling Murl Shaver, (760) 326-7000. 

BLM’s "Take It Outside" program promotes and supports outdoor activities and experiences of children on the public lands. The program strives to improve the health of our nation's children, families, and communities, while at the same time developing the next generation of public land stewards.

The Moabi Regional Park is located on the California side of the Colorado River immediately north of Interstate 40.  The park encompasses public land managed by the BLM; fish include striped bass, large and small-mouth bass, channel and flathead catfish, crappie, and carp.  Attractions along the Colorado River from Lake Mohave to Parker Dam include a variety of birds and animals, historical sites, marshes, mountain peaks, and canyons. 


California Desert District   22835 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, California 92553   

Last updated: 09-09-2009