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DeKalb Parks, Georgia Department of Natural Resources to host “Gateway to Fishing” programs

DECATUR, GA– DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host two Gateway to Fishing Programs, May 20 and Aug. 11.. The programs will be held 8a.m. ton oon. at Chapel Hill Park, 3985 LeHigh Blvd., Decatur.The event will take place at the fishing pond.

The free event is designed to promote fishing in metro and suburban parks and other public waters that are easily accessible to home for Georgians. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources strives to partner and host youth fishing classes and improve accessibility for communities to enjoy. The event will also include a display of wildlife and a Mobile Catch Center that will provide fishing equipment and supplies for patrons. The mobile trailer will serve constituents and recruit anglers in the Atlanta metro and beyond.

“The department is pleased to co-sponsor this event with Georgia DNR, which will be for many youths, the first time to learn and enjoy the sport of fishing,” Chuck Ellis, Parks Director. We encourage youth ages 5 to 17 to participate. All patrons under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring water, snacks, a hat, and sunscreen to enjoy a day of fishing. For more information, contact LaShanda Davis, public relations specialist, at 404-710-6331.

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