3rd Annual Free Fishing Day Celebration and Potluck Picnic set for Sun. June 3rd, 2012
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3rd Annual Free Fishing Day Celebration and Potluck Picnic set for Sun. June 3rd, 2012

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Sunday June 3rd starting 9am, potluck picnic at noon

 

WHAT:   Free Fishing Weekend Awareness and Potluck Picnic

WHEN:  Sunday June 3rd, 2012 from 9:00am – 12:00pm

WHERE:  Green Lake – Dartford Millpond Playground Park

WHY:  Create Awareness of Free Fishing Weekend in Wisconsin and Chapter Fellowship

WHO:  Open to general public and all ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bring your fishing gear, a dish to pass, your knowledge for the 3rd Annual Potluck Picnic and Awareness Day to promote the Free Fishing Weekend in Wisconsin and for members of Northern Wisconsin NORML to enjoy fellowship together during this project.  Our venue is Playground Park on the Dartford Mill Pond in Green Lake, Wisconsin.  The park will come alive Sunday morning  June 3th as Northern Wisconsin NORML, statewide activists and supporters for the reform of marijuana, cannabis and hemp laws gather to celebrate and create awareness for free fishing weekend.

The Wisconsin Department of National resources allows residents to “Fish for Free” the first weekend in June, where no license for in state or out of state residents is required to angle.  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 in 2010, 2011 and also this year.

Jay Selthofner talks about Fishing
Jay Selthofner talks about Fishing

Event Organizer Jay Selthofner had this to say “Every year this is one event that supporters ask if we are doing again.  Not only is it a great way for marijuana reformists to be witnessed in a different light, the event usually draws a diverse group of participants.  New friendships are formed and it has become a great networking opportunity, as well as a very non threatening way for people to find out more about our organization.  Although the event is not geared towards marijuana reform or education on the topic, the chapter consistently is asked questions and serves as a resource base of information for citizens.   This year we plan to have our ‘mobileNORML’ awareness vehicle on site and plan to promote the upcoming Hemp History Week (June 4th-10th).  Of course we also try to incorporate using the hemp cannabis seed, or nut, in at least one potluck picnic dish.  The main activities include fishing demonstrations, tips from experienced anglers, a tackle box review, knot-tying demonstrations, casting and assistance for first time anglers. Fishing poles and bait will be available for use. Prizes for participating kids!

Do you love to fish?  To assist with this community awareness event, please contact Jay at 920-410-2920 or via email at jay@northernwinorml.org, thank you.

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Free Fishing Weekend 2012

 

Madison NORML enjoying Free Fishing Day 2010

 

Fishing at Green Lake Dartford Millpond / Playground Park