Calling all military veterans in the EBR Parish area

July 20, 2019 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and its partner, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation, are inviting military veterans to participate in the Aquatic Volunteer Instructor Program workshop.

The workshop will be held Aug. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at LDWF’s Waddill Wildlife Refuge on Flannery Road, between Greenwell Springs Road and Florida Boulevard.

LDWF believes veterans would enjoy partnering with other participants in the workshop designed to provide techniques necessary to teach youth about fishing and fishing-related topics. Instructions include activities such as knot tying, casting, basic fishing techniques, fish identification, fisheries management and more.

Participants will receive lesson plans and activity guides for grades K-12, and additional educational materials.

After completing the workshop and passing a background check, volunteers can borrow LDWF equipment to teach the various topics to others. And, with the availability of equipment, volunteers will be able host their own fishing clinics for youth.

For more information, visit For questions about the Aquatic Volunteer Instructor Program, contact Alayna McGarry at (504)286-4050 or at

*A $25 registration fee is required to reserve your spot. This fee will be returned upon arrival at the workshop.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at, on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation (LWFF) and the Sport Fish Restoration Program also support the Aquatic Volunteer Instructor Program. The LWFF was formed to provide a means for individuals and corporations to become partners with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission in the challenge of conserving Louisiana’s wildlife and fish resources.

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