Summer is getting near and so is the 8th Annual Aldo Leopold Kids’ Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 1st at Lake Roberts, north of Silver City, NM. The derby will coincide with New Mexico’s Free Fishing Day, so bring the whole family for FREE fishing fun. There will be display booths, demonstrations, prizes and tons of interactive fun for the kids. The event will run from 7:00 a.mm to noon, with an awards ceremony to follow.
The Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project will be partnering with the New Mexico Wildlife Federation to host a booth and cook for the kids and families participating in the fishing derby. The Gila Trout is one of New Mexico’s most successful wildlife conservation successes and thanks to years of habitat restoration and reintroduction efforts by a wide variety of partners, Gila Trout can once again be enjoyed as a sport fish by youth and adults alike. Come join us, kids fish free!!