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FWC partner offers high school fishing grant

Grant stems from commitment to outdoor education, officials say

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JACKSONVILLE, FLa – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and its partners are offering a grant focused on high school conservation efforts.

Part of the goal of the Bass Federation’s Student Angler Federation is to increase participation in outdoor activity programs.

The grants provided will be up to $500 and will assist with tournament cost and jerseys for high school fishing teams in Florida.

The money will allow FWC and its partners to team up in an effort to educate the community about protecting their environment, FWC officials said. They will also provide information on boating safety and protecting aquatic habitats.

Nick Wiley, executive director of the FWC, said he anticipates a positive effect from outdoor programs in high schools.

“Participating on a high school fishing team is a great way for teenagers to learn more about conservation and boating safety,” Wiley said. “We are grateful for this opportunity to expand high school fishing within our highly diverse communities of Florida.”

For more information on FWC visit myfwc.com.

To learn more about the Bass Federation’s Student Angler Federation visit www.highschoolfishing.org.