Future Fisherman Foundation Continues to Expand its “Fishing for Change” Fund-Raising Program

Ponca City, OK (April 23, 2012)—The Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) is pleased to announce that its “Fishing for Change” program continues to grow with the addition of two companies to the program.

Snag Proof (www.snagproof.com) Connie Fuller, vice president of Snag Proof, elaborated on the company’s decision to add this program “Snag Proof‘s team has always been committed to making sure that the generations of fishing youth continue to grow.  The Fishing for Change program is a great way to help support the efforts of the Future Fisherman Foundation in teaching our youth the joys of fishing.” Continue reading

Bullet Weights Continues its Support Of Future Fisherman’s Educators Programs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 23, 2012)—Bullet Weights Inc. of Alda, Neb., is proud to continue  its support of  the Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) to be sure educators using F3 programs such as Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs and Physh Ed have access to environmentally friendly weights to use within their classrooms.

 “For teachers running programs that often include dozens of children, having access to the great products developed by Bullet Weights is invaluable. These programs run year-round, so replenishing supplies such as sinkers is a constant necessity,” said Mark Gintert, the Foundation’s executive director. Continue reading

Salt Lake City “Train the Trainers” Seminar a big hit with local communities

Thirty four participants found their way to the Utah Department of Natural Resources Salt lake City office to participate in the 5th Future Fisherman Foundation Regional training series seminar on Monday and Tuesday.

Community groups from around the Salt Lake City area who participate in the Utah DWR’s Community fishing program under the watchful eye of Ms. Tonya Kieffer, Weston Pearce and Drew Cushing were invited to participate in this event along with several other Utah DWR employees in an effort to bring more qualified trainers to their existing programs. Continue reading

Future Fisherman Foundation Announces 5th “Train the Trainers” seminar in Salt Lake City March 19th & 20th

The Future Fisherman Foundation and the Utah Department of Natural Resources have teamed up to offer the 5th in a series of Aquatic Education and Fishing Skills workshops. These events are designed to get more adults qualified which translate into getting more students involved in the sport.

The training seminar is set for March 19th and 20th at the Department of Natural Resources Auditorium at 1594 W N Temple Salt Lake City,  Utah 84114.

Classes will begin at on Monday from 1pm-5pm, Tuesday 9am-1pm.

“We are very excited to bring one of the Future Fisherman Foundation’s Train the Trainers” seminars to the state of Utah” stated Community Fisheries Biologist Tonya Kieffer. “Our community fisheries program continues to expand throughout the state and this will give all of our community leaders and state educators a chance to see additional training techniques and opportunities to influence students”.

The “Train the Trainers” series of seminars is made possible through a grant from the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation to the Future Fisherman Foundation. To date they have conducted seminars in Hot Springs Arkansas, Kalamazoo Michigan, Ocala Florida and Richmond Virginia.