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Corps of Engineers to host free youth fishing derby at Blackhawk Park

Published July 9, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is hosting a free youth fishing derby for kids age 12 and under at its Blackhawk Park near De Soto, Wis., Aug. 3.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and all children need to be registered by 8:50 a.m. Educational programs will be held from 9 - 10:20 a.m. The derby begins at 10:30 a.m. Participants will be registered under one of three age groups: 5 years old and younger, 6 - 9 years old, and 10 - 12 years old.

All fishing must be done from shore and within park boundaries. Participants only need to bring their own sunscreen and a fishing pole. Local merchants will provide bait, a light lunch and prizes.

The fishing derby will be held rain or shine. For more information, contact Blackhawk Park at (608) 648-3314.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, serves the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. It contributes around $175 million to the five-state district economy. The 700 employees work at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states. For more information, see




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