Every year, PPCTU goes up into the wilderness above Woodland Park on the shoulders of Pikes Peak to teach youth how to catch and release trout at the Catamount Institute “Where education meets adventure” – Catamount Institute is dedicated to connecting kids to the outdoors by mixing education and adventure through meaningful outdoor experiences.
We usually meet for breakfast (not oo early) at Joanie;s Deli in Woodland Park. Tehnk we drive up the mountain. Teh job is to assemble rods – lots of them. A leader will give a talk to the youth about river habitat conservation and GreenBack Cutthrout Trout.
Another leader will demonstrate how to roll cast at he bank. Then, each volunteer hands out protective eyewear and take 1-2 youth t spread out on the pond. The actual fishing takes about an hour and a half. Then, the kids leave and the volunteers break down the rods..
All the gear is provided, even the flies, tippet and floatant. Volunteers will need stream-side gear like nippers, hemostats and net, though extra of these is also provided.
Please contact me, Michele White, email@example.com