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GBRA Coleto Creek Park offers summer programs for kids

June 20, 2013 at 1:20 a.m.


The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority - Coleto Creek Park, located between Goliad and Victoria off U.S. Highway 59, is offering kids fishing classes and guided nature hikes this summer.

The GBRA - Coleto Creek Park, which is a participating partner in the Nature Rocks - South Texas Network, is offering these programs to help encourage children to spend some time outdoors this summer.

Nature Rocks is a part of the Texas Children in Nature initiative.

Kids fishing classes

When: Noon to 4 p.m. July 17 and Aug. 14

Where: Park's Pavilion D.

Who: Kids ages 8 to 14.

Charge: No charge for the classes, but preregistration is required to ensure enough materials for all participants. Each class is limited to 10 participants. Contact the park office at 361-575-6366 to register for the class.

Taught by: A Texas Parks and Wildlife Department certified instructor will lead the classes in learning the basics of fishing.

What to bring: Water and sun protection since the class will be held outdoors.

Guided Nature Hikes

When: July 6 and 27; and Aug. 3, 24 and 31. Starting times and hiking locations can be obtained by contacting the park office.

Led by: Reservoir Ranger Dan Beckendorf and his wife, Anna.

Will include: Identifying plants and wildlife found within the park's natural ecosystem.

Charge: Normal day use or camping entry fee of $9 per vehicle. Pre-registration is not required.

For more information on either program, contact the park office at 361-575-6366 or visit coletocreekpark.com.

To find out more about the "Nature Rocks - South Texas" network, visit naturerockssouthtexas.org.

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