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Press Release

“Take a Kid Fishing Tag” Supports Water Resource Programs

January 26, 2007

CONTACT: Damon Abernethy, 334-353-0270

When it comes time to renew your vehicle tag, consider investing $50 to help ensure that the state’s water resources are protected and enhanced today as well as for future generations. For each “Take a Kid Fishing” tag purchased, $41.25 is allocated to three important water resources programs managed by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division:

1) Alabama’s Habitat Enhancement and Restoration Team (HEART) benefits aquatic wildlife in flowing streams and lakes.

2) Alabama’s Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Perry County, the nation’s largest state nongame recovery program of its kind, is dedicated to reproducing, growing, and stocking many imperiled aquatic species into the state’s public waters.

 3) Alabama’s Aquatic Resource Education Program provides conservation educational opportunities through classroom instruction and outdoor activities.

“The revenue generated by these tag sales helps the programs that enhance fish habitat in public waters, restore Alabama’s threatened and endangered aquatic species, and promote the Community Fishing Program for kids,” said Commissioner M. Barnett Lawley.  

The “Take a Kid Fishing” tags can be purchased in county probate offices statewide. Artwork on the tag features a largemouth bass and as an added bonus, the tags can be personalized at no additional cost.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Parks, State Lands, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.

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