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

Published July 25, 2014

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. 2. 

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 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 but will be delayed if there is lightening in the area. For more information, contact Blackhawk Park at (608) 648-3314.

The nearly 650 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the Corps’ Fiscal Year 2011 $175 million budget, nearly 2,800 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $271 million to the national economy. For more information, see


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