The Melbourne Police Department is hosting its fourth annual Fishing Clinic for Kids on March 9

The Melbourne Police Department is hosting its fourth annual Fishing Clinic for Kids on March 9

This event is free for all children from 5 to 15 years old

The Melbourne Police Department will host its 4th Annual Fishing Clinic for Kids on Saturday, March 9 from 9am to 2pm. This event is free. Children ages 5-15 are encouraged to participate but must register in advance, as this event fills up quickly. (MPD image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FL – The Melbourne Police Department will host its 4th Annual Fishing Clinic for Kids on Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This event is free. Children ages 5-15 are encouraged to participate but must register in advance, as this event fills up quickly.

The Kids Fishing Clinic is a great, fun-filled community event aimed at teaching youth about the Indian River Lagoon, its waterway ecosystems, and basic fishing skills.

This is a great event that allows police officers to build positive relationships with our youth while having a fun day of activities.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about wildlife conservation, habitat conservation and regulations, knot tying, and fishing rod casting, while gaining a better understanding of marine life and maintaining the quality of our waterways.

After visiting a series of educational stations, all registered participants will receive a free fishing rod and will be able to enjoy a day of fishing with Melbourne Police officers and civilian staff. While the event is intended for children ages 5-15, everyone is invited to attend and enjoy beautiful Ballard Park and Indian River Lagoon.

The Melbourne Police Department, Melbourne Parks and Recreation Department, and Melbourne Fire Department are proud to partner with numerous local agencies and non-profit organizations to make this event possible, including the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, and Cape Brevard Beautiful, Florida. Department of Environmental Protection and US Coast Guard.

Special recognition is given to the Eau Galle Rotary Club for donating all of its fishing poles over the past four years, and to Rigg’s Outpost for donating bait each year.

These two organizations have been sponsors since the beginning of the hunting clinic, and this event would not be what it is today without their support.

“We are excited to host this event as part of our ongoing efforts to foster positive relationships with our youth,” said President David Gillespie.

“Community engagement is essential to our mission, and events like this provide an excellent opportunity for meaningful interaction and lots of fun.”

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