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Colorado: April 30 is Outdoor Heritage Day in Palisade

These Summit County youngsters didn't miss their video games at all during a day of fishing last summer at Clinton Gulch Reservoir.

Day-long event aimed at getting families into the away from the TV and into the great outdoors

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — Kids on the Colorado West Slope will have a chance to catch some extra-large trout this Saturday (April 30) at the fourth annual Outdoor Heritage Day, part of the Colorado Division of Wildlife’s efforts to get youngsters away from their TVs and video games and into the great outdoors.

Events are on tap all day at Riverbend Park in Palisade, including fishing, archery, rock climbing, shooting, nature hikes and a hunting simulator. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own fishing rod, or kids can participate in education activities to earn a free pole. The park lake will be freshly stocked with plenty of catchable trout, including extra large brood stock.

“We encourage families to put the TV remote and game console down every now and then and enjoy the great outdoor activates we have here in Colorado,” said District Wildlife Manager and event founder Frank McGee. “We have great sponsors for the event that are happy to show families the best way to do that.” Continue reading

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