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Cast Away Club Kicks off on Saturday, June 19

Courtesy of CCA

CCA Readies Second Year of Youth, Nature/Angling Program

Parents and youth leaders agree about the value of Skidaway youngsters not only spending time outdoors but also learning more about our island’s varied natural environment and our abundant fish and wildlife species. A great way to help achieve these goals is through the Skidaway Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association’s (CCA) youth nature and fishing program, Cast Away Club.

Inaugurated in the summer of 2019 and paused last year during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, this popular program is set to debut on Saturday, June 19t from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at our Kid’s’ Fishing Lagoon. The Kids’ Fishing Lagoon is located adjacent to the Oakridge Fire Station, near the Crossover Bridge on Westcross Road at Log Landing Road This first session will include hands on learning about local fish topped off with a session of Fish Bingo (with prizes!) and time for family fishing. Rods, reels, and bait will be provided by CCA volunteers.

Monthly programs through the summer will feature sessions on bees, bats, a variety of reptiles, and hands-on nature crafts. Summer sessions are limited to 20 children (ages 12 and under). All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Registration is required by June 17 at ccaskidaway.org. For more information, contact Susie Fusco (sjbfusco@aol.com).

 

This young lady proudly shows off her bird feeder made from a pine cone and peanut butter. This was one of the past activities held by Cast Away Club.