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Fishing

Join us for Klineline Kids Fishing event held annually in Salmon Creek Park. We are expecting 500 special needs kids and adults on Friday, April 8, and 2500 kids, ages 5 to 14 on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Registration begins February 1.

Presented by Klineline Kids Fishing Nonprofit, with lots of help and support from Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, Clark Public Utilities, US Fish & Wildlife, Fire District 6, local businesses, and sport fishing groups; Klineline Kids Fishing introduces kids to the benefits of fishing as an individual and family activity, and is aimed at getting more kids outdoors, involved in fishing, and aware of our natural environment.

Over a two-day period 8000 to 10,000 people will gather at Salmon Creek Park/Klineline Pond in Vancouver, WA. to help children experience fishing, playing outside, and learning about water safety and our natural resources. To create stewards for our future fisheries we need to introduce children to the benefits of fishing as an individual and family activity, and as a way to become more aware of the outdoor environment.

Fishing Derby

Register your child by filling out the online form at the link on the left of the screen. Upon completion of Paypal transaction, you will receive a confirmation email with your child's scheduled fishing time. Be at the park a half hour early and check in at the registration table. Your child will receive a fishing rod & reel complete with terminal gear and an event t-shirt. Bait is provided also. Kids fish in 45 minute increments throughout the day between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Kids are encouraged to visit and experience other hands-on activities in the park including an archery range, and educational kiosks. Prizes are awarded for the largest and smallest fish caught in each fishing session. Bicycles are awarded hourly.

Work Dates

  • January 26 - Contact all Special Needs (Dornbecker, Shriners, Jodi with Battle Ground Schools, Providence, Special Olympics). Contact media, and Building Trades
  • February 1 - Meeting @ Chucks Produce 2302 NE 117th Vancouver WA 98686 6pm-7
  • February 10 - Sportsman Show set up
  • February 10-14 - Manning booth for the Sportsman Show
  • February 14 - Sportman Show tear down
  • February 15 - Meeting @ Chucks Produce 2302 NE 117th Vancouver WA 98686 6pm-7
  • March 1 - set up displays @ Umpqua Bank
  • March 7 - Meeting @ Chucks Produce 2302 NE 117th Vancouver WA 98686 6pm-7
  • March 12 - Rod racks to be built and repaired @ Kessler Warehouse 7206 NW 25th Ave. Vancouver WA 98665 8am-3pm
  • March 21 - Meeting @ Chucks Produce 2302 NE 117th Vancouver WA 98686 6pm-7
  • March 23-25 - Rod Build @ Kessler Warehouse 7206 NW 25th Ave. 98665 3-9pm
  • March 26 - Autism Empowerment Easter Egg Hunt Canceled for 2016
  • March 28 - order shirts & have break down on sizes
  • April 4 - Meeting @ Chucks Produce 2302 NE 117th Vancouver WA 98686 6pm-7
  • April 5 - Pick up 32 bicycles and gift certificates 3pm from Wal-Mart Assemble bicycles @ Kessler Warehouse 7206 NW 25th Ave. 98665 4pm
  • April 6 - pick up tents, safety cones, and recycle bins, fish cleaning station
  • April 7 - SET UP; 7:00am Smith Root put nets in, 7:30 UPS sets up, 8am Home Depot, Smith Root, PUD, Lions, 9am-1pm Trade Unions and all else set up, Umpqua Ice Cream truck in place by 3pm
  • April 8 - Klineline Kids Fishing Event, ? Special Needs Day?6:30am parking and registration volunteers in place, 7am registration opens, 7:30am volunteer orientation meeting, 8am Special Needs Derby starts!
  • April 9 - Klineline Kids Fishing Event, ? The Main Event? 6:30am parking and registration volunteers in place, 7am registration opens, 7:30 volunteer orientation meeting, 8am Event begins, Cadets show at 3:30 to help with event break down and clean up
  • April 11 - Net Cleaning and return to storage (location to be determined)
  • April 23 - Special ED conference @ Prairie HS. Set up at 8am. 8am-1pm
  • May 2 - Meeting @ Chucks Produce 2302 NE 117th Vancouver WA 98686 6pm-7
  • May 21 - Hazel Dell Parade - 7 AM
  • June 6 - Meeting @ Chucks Produce 2302 NE 117th Vancouver WA 98686 6pm-7

Donate

This program continues with the generous contributions of our sponsors. We appreciate all monetary and in-kind donations. Our sponsorship form is at the link to the left of the screen. Supporters of $250 or more are encouraged to hang a banner and/or put up a booth. Selling items is not allowed during the event.

All donations should be made to Klineline Kids Fishing Nonprofit a 501c3 organization - #45-3764564.
Mission: ?Klineline Kids Fishing Nonprofit was formed for the charitable purpose of assisting children, including low-income, under-privileged and disabled children to help themselves learn how to be more sustainable by being equipped and educated in the fundamentals of fishing. The Klineline Kids Fishing Nonprofit will facilitate further education on how to be safe while on or around bodies of water.?