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Vt. Eagles help expand fishing in state parks

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Fraternal Order of Eagles is helping expand fishing in state parks.

The Vermont chapter of the Fraternal Order of Eagles has given a $3,000 grant to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department to expand the popular "Let's Go Fishing" program.

The grant from the Eagles' Jimmy Durante Children's Fund will provide hands-on educational materials to state park interpreters to allow them teach families about fishing.

Let's Go Fishing introduces families and kids to the techniques and ethics of fishing as well as the ecology and conservation of lakes, rivers, and streams.

The program encourages children to get outdoors and connect with nature through fishing.

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