2012-10-18 / Lifestyles

Bay de Noc group takes home award

ESCANABA – Bay de Noc Great Lakes Sport Fisherman, Inc., of Delta County, recently received a “Partners in Conservation Award” from the Michigan Natural Resources Commission.

Partners in Conservation Awards are presented to organizations or individuals nominated for their outstanding contributions to natural resources management or initiatives in Michigan.

When presenting the award, Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh noted the dedication of Bay de Noc Great Lakes Sport Fisherman to improving the fishery in Lake Michigan and Upper Peninsula waters, and to providing opportunities to introduce youth to the sport of fishing.

The club members contribute to eight of these events each year, including a Kids Fishing Day that annually attracts between 200-300 participants. The club also spends hundreds of hours per year assisting in operation of a DNR walleye rearing pond and working to deter avian predators from fish stocking sites.

For more information about the NRC visit www.michigan.gov/nrc. For more about GLSF, visit: www.great- lakes.org/ mi/ bay- de- noc. html.

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