Our Fish and Wildlife Service regional office in Minneapolis sent a pilot to take an aerial photo of the hatchery grounds and visitor center.
Our Fish and Wildlife Service regional office in Minneapolis sent a pilot to take an aerial photo of the hatchery grounds and visitor center. It has been approximately 25 years since an aerial photo has been taken. These photos will be used for signage, websites and multimedia purposes. Debbie Werneke with Silhouette Images came by this week to take staff photos. The hatchery now has nine full time employees on board. Debbie is also helping us create a display for the Neosho Walmart sporting goods section.
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Assistant Manager Roderick May gave a presentation to the Mako Fly Fishers in Joplin this week and received a certificate of appreciation.
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Missouri fishing regulations for 2013 have been ordered and will be available in the Visitor Center in a week or so. March 1 is opening day for trout fishing in Missouri. Maramec Spring Park, Bennett Spring State Park, Montauk State Park and Roaring River State Park are open and stocked daily from March 1 through Oct. 31. Anglers need a fishing permit, unless exempt, as well as a daily trout tag. At Roaring River State park, a daily tag or a trout permit may be used for fishing from the first bridge below the old dam in Zone 3 to the downstream park boundary. The daily limit is four.
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Friends of the Neosho National Fish Hatchery will be meeting this evening at 6:30 in the Rainbow Room here at the hatchery. Anyone wishing to join the Friends group is welcome and / or anyone wishing to volunteer for the upcoming Veteran's Derby on March 9 is welcome. Final plans will be made this evening. The "Friends" sponsored picnic shelter is now completed. The Boeing Company once again presented the "Friends" group with a generous donation to help fund the upcoming Kids Derby.
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Local visitor of the week is Phyllis Lewis of Neosho. Long distance visitors of the week are D&S from Green Bay, Wis.
Janice Eaton is the automation clerk at the Neosho National Fish Hatchery.