Patuxent Refuge marks fishing week with displays, discussions of angling

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Patuxent Research Refuge's National Wildlife Visitor Center will celebrate National Fishing Week on June 11 with an educational event at the Laurel refuge.

The program for the one-day event is scheduled to include fly-tying demonstrations, programs on fish biology and habitat, and displays of lures and baits.

It will also feature information on angler ethics and local fishing opportunities, as well as a chance for visitors to practice their casting.

The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The visitor center is off Powder Mill Road between Route 197 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Laurel.

The refuge is one of the largest science and environmental education centers operated by the Department of the Interior.

Information: 301-497-5760or http://patuxent.fws.gov.

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