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Family event May 18 features free fishing, crafts, and raffle prizes at Crystal Peak Park.
Media Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Nancy Leuenhagen

Reno, Nevada. May 16, 2013.  Washoe County's Community Services Department, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and corporate partner Cabela's will host a family event Saturday, May 18 at Crystal Peak Park to celebrate the opening of the Verdi Pond.

WHAT: The opening celebration features family events, including nature-themed crafts, raffle prizes and free fishing for kids. The Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex has stocked 3,000 native Pilot Peak Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and the restoration of the pond also includes fishing piers, restroom facilities, benches, picnic tables, parking, interpretive signage and a nature loop trail.

WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 8 a.m.-noon; media availability for speakers, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.

WHERE: Crystal Peak Park, 10 miles west of Reno and just west of Verdi on Old Highway 40

WHO: Local dignitaries, including County Manager Katy Simon and NDOW Director Tony Wasley will speak at 10 a.m.


Note:  Nevada State Fishing Regulations require individuals 12 years and older to have a valid fishing license. Kids are encouraged to bring their own poles and bait/lures, however, NDOW does have a limited number of loaner poles that will be available on a first come, first serve basis. All children participating in the event will be entered in a raffle for the chance to win prizes donated by Cabela's and NDOW.

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