IDNR seeking instructors for summer fishing clinics

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(KBSI) – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is seeking applicants for instructors for summer fishing clinics through the department’s Urban Fishing Program.

Fishing instructors are the department’s boots on the ground at free clinics hosted around the state. These temporary positions do not exceed six months.

Available spots are based in the following locations: Alton, Bloomington, Carbondale, Champaign, Chicago, Decatur, Des Plaines, East St. Louis, Grafton, Moline, Mount Vernon, Peoria and Springfield.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 16. Tap here to learn more about the positions, qualifications and how to apply. Look for positions titled “conservation education representative (Urban Fishing Program).”

The Illinois Urban Fishing Program was established in 1985 to teach people of all ages to fish, to provide better local fishing opportunities, and to offer participants an understanding of and a greater appreciation for natural resources, according to IDNR.

“Fishing is a great way for families to spend time together outdoors, and our clinics give thousands of young people an opportunity to experience the fun of fishing every summer,” said Mike McClelland, chief of fisheries for IDNR in a release to media. “I can’t think of a better way to spend the summer than teaching children and adults about the joys of fishing and the importance of conservation.”

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