The Alabama Nature Center in Millbrook will host a free fishing weekend June 15-16.
The Alabama Nature Center in Millbrook will host a free fishing weekend June 15-16.

Alabama Nature Center hosts fishing weekend

Published 11:25am Thursday, June 6, 2013

Special to the Herald / Alabama Wildlife Federation

MILLBROOK – Come out to the Alabama Nature Center in Millbrook June 15-16, for a special Fishing Weekend. Enjoy catch and release fishing for catfish and bream in the Upper Pond and Tadpole Pond and for bass and bream in the Bullfrog Pond.

“Our Fishing Weekend is a great opportunity for the public to fish in Alabama Nature Center’s well stocked ponds. Fishing is one of those activities that’s fun for the whole family,” said Rebecca Bearden, Alabama Nature Center Naturalist Coordinator.

The Alabama Nature Center will be open to the public Saturday, June 15, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 16, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. A limited number of fishing poles will be available for $2 a day as well as a limited amount of bait for a small fee.

The Alabama Nature Center, which includes five miles of nature trails and boardwalks that traverse a variety of forests, fields, streams, wetlands, and ponds, can be found at Lanark, just a few miles north of Montgomery and less than two miles from Interstate 65. Lanark is the State Headquarters of the Alabama Wildlife Federation and the former estate of benefactors Isabel and Wiley Hill.

All visitors of the Alabama Nature Center must check in at the Pavilion Outpost located inside the Lanark Pavilion before hiking on the trails or fishing in the ponds.  Merchandise such as t-shirts, caps, bracelets, cooler bags, water, soft drinks, and snacks will be available for purchase.

The Alabama Nature Center, a hands-on outdoor education facility located at Lanark in Millbrook, Alabama, is a joint project of the Alabama Wildlife Federation and benefactors Isabel and Wiley Hill. The Lanark property, State Headquarters for the Alabama Wildlife Federation, contains 350 acres of striking forests, fields, streams, wetlands and ponds that are traversed by five miles of trails and boardwalks including a tree top viewing platform. The Alabama Nature Center hosts a variety of outdoor education programs including Lanark Field Days events for youth and school groups, Expedition Lanark Summer Day Camp for children aged  5 – 15, and monthly weekend events for the general public.

 

For more information about the Alabama Nature Center and the Alabama Wildlife Federation, call 334-285-4550 or visit www.alabamawildlife.org.

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