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Fishing for Trash

Event information

Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-4121

Location: Hidden Lakes Trout Farm at Hidden Oaks Preserve

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Bobbers and fishing line stuck in branches in the water with a plastic bottle floating behind it. Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock

Event details

This ongoing event will be held from Tuesday, July 9, to Sunday, July 18. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Pick up some dirty tricks to earn some treats! Help Hidden Lakes Trout Farm look its best by picking up litter in the preserve. Fishing line and other debris pose serious threats to our furry and feathered friends. Animals may become entangled in fishing line or swallow hooks or bits of plastic. Check in at the concession window for a bucket and grabbers. Fill the bucket and return it to earn a treat from The Tackle Box.

Event requirements

No registration required.

Hidden Lakes Trout Farm has paved accessible trails from the parking lot. The shoreline fishing area is on natural surfaces over uneven terrain. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.