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Grants help provide fishing opportunities in Hispanic communities

Three Iowa organizations were awarded a George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™Education grant to provide hands-on fishing programs and classes for Hispanic families in their communities.

Organizations receiving the grant are the Iowa Latino Community Center, Inc. (Latino Center of Iowa), Tama County Conservation and Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Dallas County.

The grant is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Fish Iowa! angler education program and the Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation’s (RBFF) Vamos A Pescar program.

Each grantee is working with local partners to better reach Hispanic community members with information and to plan family-focused events during the summer. If you would like to learn more, you can reach out to grant recipients, or contact the Fish Iowa! program.

Barb Gigar, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 515-494-3891

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