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MEDIA ADVISORY: Get hooked on fishing at the 24th annual Merwin Day of Fishing for Kids With Disabilities - 07/11/24

                                                          

MEDIA ADVISORY:

 

Get hooked on fishing at the 24th annual Merwin Day of Fishing for Kids With Disabilities

 

WHAT:    

Once a year, Pacific Power and the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department open the Merwin Fish hatchery to special guests – more than 200 children from local hospitals and rehabilitation facilities, dozens of good-hearted volunteers and 3,000 fish teeming in two ponds. 

Fun is guaranteed when the Merwin Fish Hatchery opens its accessible ponds to kids with disabilities for the annual Merwin Day of Fishing for Kids With Disabilities. Sponsored by Pacific Power and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the event brings to the hatchery young patients – including those with spina bifida, cerebral palsy, cancer or other conditions – from Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital, Kaiser Kids and other institutions. 

Fish hatchery operators work year-round to cultivate fish especially for this event, ranging in size from one to nine pounds each. Dozens of local businesses donate food, beverages and prizes, with sponsors and Woodland, Washington, community members providing volunteer support. 

WHEN:    

Saturday, July 13, 2024 

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

WHERE:  

Merwin Fish Hatchery, 10 miles east of Woodland, Washington

Take I-5 to the Woodland/Cougar exit. Go east on Highway 503 for 10 miles. Turn right at the Merwin Dam/Pacific Power sign. Go one-half mile down the hill and follow the signs.

CONTACT: 

 

 

  

Pampi Chowdhury 

503-349-5679 

Pampi.Chowdhury@pacificorp.com 

Calling ahead is appreciated, but not necessary. Media can check in at the registration booth and will be directed to someone who can provide escort and show the event.

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