The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries presented an Aquatic Education Clinic for all 5th grade students in Sabine Parish on May 8-10, at Cypress Bend Park on Toledo Bend Lake. As they have for over 20 years Toledo Bend Lake Association (TBLA) provided volunteers to assist with this program.
The students rotated through stations that included boater safety, fish identification, casting accuracy, aquatic invasive species, knot tying, and cane pole fishing. Over 300 students participated during the three days.
Tim Dean lead the effort for TBLA volunteers. TBLA volunteers enjoy interacting with the students every year. The goal of this program is to promote a passion for the outdoors, fishing, and conservation of Louisiana aquatic resources. The students look forward to this event at Toledo Bend Lake each year.