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Turner announces new jobs for Urban Fishing Program clinics in Decatur


State Senator
Doris Turner

DECATUR – State Senator Doris Turner announced that the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is seeking instructors for summer fishing clinics through the department’s Urban Fishing Program in Decatur.

     “This is a great new job opportunity for those who care deeply about the environment and are looking for a summer job,” said Turner (D-Springfield). “Not only will you be working with fellow fishing enthusiasts, but also with Decatur residents who are eager to learn more about their local area.”

     Fishing instructors will work at clinics throughout the state to teach people about the joy of the sport. These are temporary positions – perfect for teachers, retirees, students and others who have a passion to help people learn about fishing skills and ecology.

     The Illinois Urban Fishing Program was established in 1985 to teach people of all ages to fish, provide better local fishing opportunities, and to offer participants an understanding of and a greater appreciation for natural resources.

     “Fishing is a great way for families to spend time together outdoors, and our clinics give thousands of young people an opportunity to experience the fun of fishing every summer,” said Mike McClelland, chief of fisheries for IDNR. “I can’t think of a better way to spend the summer than teaching children and adults about the joys of fishing and the importance of conservation.”

     The deadline to apply is Feb. 16. To learn more about the positions, qualifications and how to apply, visit here. Look for positions titled “conservation education representative (Urban Fishing Program).”

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