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Diamondville Fish Pond Dedication

Diamondville Fish Pond and Sign dedication Saturday, September 21, 2019. 
Left to right: Lucy Wold, Thorma Barrette, David Waldgren, Jake Parks, Charlene Smith, Mayor Mark Langley and Susan Hunzie.

Charlene Smith and Pete Smith

A big thanks to everyone who braved the cold weather and attended the dedication of the Diamondville Fish Pond on Saturday, September 21. The event was an informal get together to celebrate another fun recreational resource for the local communities. Thanks to local artist and teacher Jake Parks for his artwork.

The pond was originally a sewer lagoon, and had not been used as such for many years.  Somewhere around 2003 Susan Hunzie out forth the idea of making it a public fishing pond.  She contacted Game and Fish and  hooked up with the supervisor of the Daniel Fish Hatchery, George Gunn. Gunn took water samples, checked habitat quality and water supply, and even managed to find a fish for necropsy.  Gunn determined that the pond would support fish and agreed to stock the pond.  The first stocking was done somewhere around 2007 and has been done yearly ever since.  The last stocking was on June 19, 2019 and consisted of 210 Snake River Cutthroat trout.

Thanks to the help from town workers like Chuck Smith and David Waldgren, small improvements were made over the years, but there was never a sign to recognize the pond. Sometime around 2000, The Diamondville Museum Committee was raising money for the purpose of creating a museum. The museum never came to be and the committee used the funds for a historical marker in Miner’s Park.  They still had some money left over and decided to use it for a sign signifying the cooperative project between the Town of Diamondville and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Thanks to Susan Hunzie and all of the city council folks who helped make this fishing pond a reality!


Nature education workshop offered to nonformal and formal teachers

Photo: Lucy Wold, WGFD

Pinedale school teacher Keyth Palmer (left) and Wendy Bournazian (right) measure antlers at a recent Project WILD Project Learning Tree nature education workshop. 

Facilitators with Wyoming Project Learning Tree (PLT) and Wyoming Project WILD have teamed up to offer a single workshop offering instruction in both curricula for K-12 formal and nonformal educators. The workshop is again made possible by a grant from the Southwest Chapter Muley Fanatics Foundation.

This fun, hands-on workshop is being held at Wyoming Game and Fish Department Green River Region Office, Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17, 8:00 am to 5 pm. Lunch is on your own. The facility is located at 351 Astle Avenue. The cost for the workshop is only $25 because of the grant monies and includes five curriculum guides, activity materials, and snacks.

Educators attending this workshop will earn one hour of Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) credit, free of charge. University of Wyoming continuing education graduate credit (one hour) is also available for an additional $50.00. Deadline to apply for the workshop is Friday, November 1.

“These workshops are an incredible value towards professional development,” says Lucy Wold, WGFD Information and Education Specialist for the Green River Region. “This is a top-notch workshop, providing opportunities for professional development for educators, plus the opportunity to gain so many meaningful activities about trees and wildlife that will help their students learn how to hone in on important skills, like science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We are very thankful for the grant monies and are really looking forward to working with area educators.”

Project Learning Tree and Project WILD are national award-winning resource and environmental education curricula appropriate for K-12.  Each curriculum offers its own perspective; forests (PLT) and wildlife (WILD). All materials will be provided, including curriculum guides from WILD and PLT. The inquiry-based curricula meet Next Generation Science Standards and STEM for science, social studies, and language arts, are cross-curricular, and adaptable for grades K-12.  There will be opportunities at this workshop to network with fellow educators and local professionals. Participants will go through various activities from each curriculum and learn how to implement the activities in the classroom and into their curriculum. Workshop participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes, as the workshop is guaranteed to be non-stop and action-packed, with outside and indoor activities.

Please use the preregistration form in the link to the workshop flyer and send it in by November 1. The workshop is limited to 25 participants. For more information and to register for the workshop contact the WGFD Green River Region Office at 307-875-3225, extension 18607.

Click this link to read the workshop flyer and registration form


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