Daily Archives: September 5, 2012

Celebrate Clean Water, Send in Your Fish Tale

It’s time to celebrate clean water thanks to the 40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act. We wanted to let you know that NWF has just launched a photo event called “Share Your Fish Tales” that we plan to continue through mid-October.  We would love to have you and your organizations participate.  Through the “Fish Tale” event our goal is to reach as many anglers and fishing families as possible and have them communicate through their fish pics and tales why clean water and fishing matter to them.

            Here’s what is happening: Land Tawney has just kicked off the event with a personal blogon NWF’s website. He has shown his own Montana fish pics and told his fish tale and encouraged folks to do the same, by providing a link to post fish photos and short fish tales (200 words or less) on a dedicated Flickr site. As Land says, we not only want photos of you “gripping and grinning” with big fish, but photos of the waters they came from, and pictures of your child’s first fish and fishing experience. 

            We welcome your photos and stories as well as your assistance in getting the word out. Throughout September and early October, we plan to post guest blogs and otherwise share many of these pictures and stories, highlighting the importance of clean water to good fishing. We also want to share these messages with federal, state, and local decision makers.  We welcome your groups promoting this message and this event through your own websites and blogs.

            As every angler knows, clean water and good fishing go hand in hand. To honor the passage of the Clean Water Act and to help renew clean water protections for our streams, lakes, wetlands, and bays, please help us raise the chorus of sportsmen voices in support of the Clean Water Act.

            If you have questions or ideas for joining the celebration, please feel free to contact Land Tawney or Jan Goldman-Carter.

            Here are some sample tweets to distribute to your networks:

Celebrate #CleanWater and share your fish tales and photos with us bit.ly/NKtFKLbit.ly/NcCFXK

NWF is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the #CleanWaterAct. Tell us why you love #CleanWater bit.ly/NKtFKL bit.ly/NcCFXK

NWF is hosting a photo event to celebrate #CleanWater. Share your fish tales and photos with us bit.ly/NKtFKL bit.ly/NcCFXK