NPS, USFWS & Keep Yankton Beautiful to host Family Fun Day April 30

This Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Keep Yankton Beautiful are partnering to host a fun and educational family event at Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery that will include celebrating National Junior Ranger Day, a Kids Fishing Derby, and a mini Great American Clean-Up.

The purpose of these events is to provide opportunities for children and families to visit their public lands and participate in outdoor activities that help them explore, learn about, and care for these special places. Participating children of all ages will have the opportunity to earn a special patch, certificate, and Junior Ranger badge as well as other prizes.

The day�s events will include opportunities to fish in the hatchery�s ponds and visit the aquarium, participate in programs and activities about the National Park System and Missouri National Recreational River, enjoy fun activities about threatened and endangered species that live in and along the river, enjoy an interactive stream table that shows how a river works and responds to change, take a guided walk and participate in a mini Great American Clean-Up, and more.

For questions or more information, you are welcome to contact Anne Doherty-Stephan from the National Park Service at 605-665-0209 x29 or the Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery at 605-665-3352.

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