March 5, 2014
For Immediate Release

Contact: Lisa Lawton, Director of Community Relations
Travel Lane County
(541) 743-8762; (800) 547-5445

Free Family Day to Focus on Fishing
Saturday, March 22 - 10 a.m. to noon

Springfield, Ore. - Travel Lane County invites kids and their families to enjoy a morning of hands-on activities and learning focused on fishing in the local region.

What: Eugene, Cascades & Coast Kids' Adventure Club Spring Family Day

When: Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Adventure Center 3312 Gateway St., Springfield

Special Guests: Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, Cascade Family Flyfishers and Cabela's.

Activities: Fishing experts from the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, Cascade Family Flyfishers and Cabela's will teach kids how to cast, reel, identify fish, and tie flies and knots. Kids will also learn about watersheds as they get their hands wet in an interactive stream simulator.

Cabela's will host a drawing for a chance to win one of several fishing rods that will be given away during the event.

Kids can also make a variety of fishing-themed crafts, including colorful, functional lures. Guests will learn about ideal family fishing venues, gear and upcoming events.

Complimentary juice, coffee and snacks will be served.

Kids' Adventure Club Events: Travel Lane County hosts quarterly Family Day events focused on seasonal, family-friendly recreation, activities and events throughout the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region. Families can sign up for Kids' Adventure Club e-newsletters, event calendars and special invitations at

The Eugene, Cascades & Coast Adventure Center is located at 3312 Gateway St., in Springfield, in the Crossroads Center between Michaels and Best Buy. For more information, contact Travel Lane County at (541) 484-5307.

Travel Lane County is a private, nonprofit association dedicated to economic development through visitor spending. In 2013 visitors to Lane County generated more than $555 million in spending for Lane County's economy.