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Grants available to promote fishing in Hispanic communities

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is accepting grant proposals from Nebraska non-profit organizations to promote fishing in high-density Hispanic communities.

The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s Vamos A Pescar program aims to educate and engage Hispanic families about fishing through programs, classes and activities held in 2017.

Programs will be considered that introduce fishing and or boating to youths and families, provide hands-on fishing skills development, teach and reinforce water and safe boating, and provide hands-on conservation and aquatic stewardship activities.

Interested organizations must contact Larry Pape at Nebraska Game and Parks by Oct. 5. Grant submissions are due to Game and Parks by Oct. 31. Email larry.pape@nebraska.gov or call 402-471-5447.

For detailed grant information and application go to OutdoorNebraska.org/VamosAPescar.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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