Playground Park on the Dartford Mill Pond in Green Lake Wisconsin came alive this weekend as Northern Wisconsin NORML, statewide activists and supporters for the reform of marijuana, cannabis and hemp laws gathered to celebrate free fishing weekend.
The celebration included a Potluck picnic and was sponsored by members of Northern Wisconsin NORML and supporting cast. Picnic supplies were donated by Crossroads Market and Fuel. Hemp food products were found at and donated by a chain store supermarket. A variety of literature was also available regarding the use of hemp as an agricultural and industrial natural resource.
The Wisconsin Department of National resources allows residents to "Fish for Free" the first weekend in June, where no license is required to angle (http://dnr.wi.gov/fish/kidsparents/freefishingweekend.html). The DNR provided lead-free lures, stickers, literature, and a variety of fishing related giveaways as part of the state wide fishing day. Local fishing clubs and merchants also donated time and resources to bring this day together.
A special treat was also provided with music by Alex Toast and vendor booths, including Suzi's Teas from Chicago (http://www.teavision.com/). Along with great food and even better fellowship, local anglers joined the picnic and provided tips for the day. Also by providing a variety of bait, tackle, extra poles and guidance, Northern Wisconsin NORML closed out the event by helping both the young and old achieve the goal of catching a winner. Prizes donated by local merchants were given out to all who caught a fish.
You still have chance to enjoy the opportunity to fish for free, as the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Free Fishing Weekend runs both Saturday June 5th and Sunday June 6th. Although free fishing weekend is only once per year, the opportunity to be NORML can happen anytime. Please find out more about the misunderstood plant commonly known as marijuana by joining NORML today.