YOUTH EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT
By Greg Kucharewski
(from Jersey Coast Anglers Association March 1995 Newsletter)
The J.C.A.A. Youth Education Committee continues to send aquatic education material to schools, civic organizations, and environmental groups. This service is FREE and provided by the Jersey Coast Anglers Association Informational Library. Usage and loan of information has increased since 1990, therefore expanding the Jersey Coast Anglers Association Informational Library to other user groups and other states. We are now in the process of reorganizing the library and applying to the New Jersey Federal Surplus Supply Agency, for much needed office supplies and shelving. If our request is granted from this agency, we will need a truck to transport equipment from Edison, NJ to our office in Toms River. Please phone the J.C.A.A. office at ( 908) 506-6565 if you can help with this worthwhile project.
The J.C.A.A. Youth Education Committee will be assisting the NJ Division of Science and Research with the development of a lesson plan for the schools in the Newark Bay Complex. Key Concepts will include: History of environmental contaminants, Adverse Health Effects, Ecological Aspects, Geographical Aspects, Preventive Measures, and Continuing Activities. See J.C.A.A. editors note for detail information.
Free Fishing Days in New Jersey are Saturday & Sunday June 10 & 11, 1995. Residents and non-residents may fish the public waters of New Jersey without a license or trout stamp. All other regulations apply.
Last year the J.C.A.A. Youth Education Committee, coordinated fishing and aquatic education programs for the week long celebration of National Fishing Week, Cast Across America 1994. The total number of participants were 855. This year we hope to extend the number of National Fishing Week participants from last year and encourage member clubs from J.C.A.A. to hold a youth fishing program during National Fishing Week. Member clubs that wish to conduct a National Fishing Week program, can phone in the number of participants in their event to the J.C.A.A. office. All National Fishing Week participant totals will be calculated and counted in the grand total for New Jersey. Also during National Fishing Week, if your club would like to help collect funds for children with cancer, that want to go fishing, Please contact Greg Kucharewski, "Kid's Wish'N To Go Fish'N" (908) 840-9197.
Two handicap access dedication ceremonies will take place for National Fishing Week. Island Beach State Park will dedicate the new handicap access ramp and Lake Riveria, in Brick Township will dedicate their new handicap fishing platform & parking area.
Marie Frolio, JCAA Aquatic Education Coordinator, will attend the Coastal Workshop for Teachers at Wetlands Institute Stone Harbor, New Jersey May 20 - 21, 1995. Topics for the weekend workshop: Principles of Wildlife Management, Marine Resources and their importance to people, Wetlands and Wildlife, Delaware Bay Migration, Teachers Networking Session and Beast of the Barrier Islands. Please keep in mind free workshops for Project Aquatic Wild will take place throughout the state during 1995. For more information please phone Larry Sarner, NJ FG&W, - I&E ( 609) 748-2031.
§ Greg Kucharewski, a member of the Shore Surf Club, is the J.C.A.A. Youth Education Director. For information on aquatic youth education material write to: J.C.A.A. Youth Education Committee, 1201 Rt. 37 East, Suite 9, Toms River, NJ 08753 or phone the J.C.A.A. office at (908) 506-6565, voice mail box #1