“Gone Fishin’, Not Just Wishin’” Event at Oak Mountain State Park May 7-9 Media Day – Thursday, May 8 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

CONTACT: Rebecca Leigh White
1-800 262-3151
rebeccaleigh.white@dcnr.alabama.gov
 
 
WHAT: Media Day for the annual “Gone Fishin’, Not Just Wishin’” event for hundreds of Exceptional Anglers (special needs students).
 
WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2008 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
 
WHERE: Oak Mountain State Park,200 Terrace Dr., Pelham, Alabama
 
Members of the media are invited to come and meet exceptional, special education students from the Shelby and Jefferson County School Systems as they learn to fish, participate in arts and crafts, play and sing with local musicians, and enjoy other activities. The participants, ages five through 21 have various physical and mental challenges.
 
This event would not be made possible without the generous support of area sponsors including Alagasco, Alabama Power, Consolidated Pipe, El Paso Southern Natural Gas, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division, Oak Mountain State Park, the Pelham Police Dept., Academy Sports + Outdoors, Bass Pro Shops and more. Additionally, sponsor representatives will be on hand to answer questions and to explain their involvement with this worthy cause.
 
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.