DECATUR, GA– DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host the second annual Gateway to Fishing program on Sept. 17. The event will be held 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the fishing pond at Chapel Hill Park, 3985 LeHigh Blvd., Decatur.
The free event is being held to enhance 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 also will include a display of wildlife and a Mobile Catch Center that will provide fishing equipment and supplies for participants. The mobile trailer will serve constituents and recruit anglers in the Atlanta metro and beyond.
Youth ages 5 to 17 are invited participate. All patrons under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring water, snacks, a hat, and sunscreen to enjoy a day of fishing.
For more information, contact LaShanda Davis, public relations specialist, at 404-371-3643.