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Admission is by Donation
Families are Welcome!

The Schoharie River Center, an environmental and cultural center located at 2025 Burtonville Road, Esperance, announces it upcoming “Fishing Heritage Day,” a community open house devoted to fishing - including the art and craft of fishing and fishing lore.  The outdoor event will take place on Saturday, June 12, 2021, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  


Demonstrations include woven basket creels, carved and painted fishing lures, bamboo fly rod construction and repair, fish taxidermy, and tied fishing flies. Participating artists will be on hand to demonstrate their arts and to answer questions.   


The day also features hands-on macro-invertebrate identification, led by the youth of the Schoharie River Center’s Environmental Study Team, and raffles of wildlife art and fishing gear provided by Orvis.  Admission is by donation.  Families are welcome.  All COVID-19 restrictions will be followed, including the wearing of masks and social distancing protocols. 


Founded in 1999, the Schoharie River Center’s mission is to instill a love for learning, arts and science, promote the values of stewardship for our local environment, and encourage the positive and responsible involvement of youth in their communities.   The program is supported by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the New York State Legislature.   For further information, please contact John McKeeby, Executive Director, Schoharie River Center at 518-875-6230.

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The SRC is excited to partner with Orvis to offer a special raffle for Fishing Heritage Day, happening here at the River Center on June 12th from 1-5pm. One lucky winner will take home an Encounter 5-weight, 9' fly-fishing outfit, valued at $169.

Tickets are $5 each now, or 5 for $20 in person the day of the festival

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