Greene County Parks & Trails Sportsman's Seminar Series Field Trip
|When:||Thursday, June 07 2012 @ 07:00 PM EDT - 08:30PM|
Kincaid State Fish Hatchery
|Description:||Greene County Parks & Trails hosts Sportsman?s Seminar Series unique field trip to fish hatchery
Join Greene County Parks & Trails for the on-going Sportsman?s Seminar Series featuring local outdoor professionals and other regional outdoor experts to bring the latest information on fishing, boating, hunting and other outdoor topics.
Join the group for a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Kincaid State Fish Hatchery in Pike County from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, June 7. Registrations must be received no later than May 20 ; the trip will be cancelled without adequate registration.
"This field trip is a very special opportunity to see the operations of a large fish hatchery," says Greene County Parks & Trails Chief Ranger Chuck Frazier. "The staff at the hatchery is staying beyond their work day so all of us can see what it takes to stock some of our local lakes."
Kincaid State Fish Hatchery is located on more than 200 acres in western Pike County. This facility became operational under the direction of the Division of Conservation, a predecessor to the Division of Wildlife, in 1935. The hatchery has 19 ponds containing a total of 24 water acres.
The facility also has six indoor raceways and four indoor rearing troughs. Water is supplied by a spring that can deliver 70 to 3,000 gallons per minute, depending on groundwater levels. This cold water supply allows the hatchery to raise muskellunge and rainbow trout.
The hatchery also raises hybrid striped bass. In 1953, muskellunge were first raised at the hatchery, and production has grown steadily since. Today,
Kincaid is Ohio's primary production center for muskellunge. Muskellunge production starts in the spring, while trout production starts in the fall.
To get to the hatchery, take SR 124 west off of SR 23 and the hatchery is about a mile past the town of Latham on the left.
"This field trip would be a great family outing", Frazier says. "Get the kids together and join us for an educational and entertaining evening in southern Ohio."
Participants will view fish-rearing ponds and an indoor concrete raceway. Maps will be provided at the June 5 sportsmen's seminar meeting or will be available at the park agency's headquarters, 575 Ledbetter Rd., Xenia. Transportation is on your own; car pooling encouraged.
All seminars are free and open to the public.
For more information about any Greene County Parks &Trails program, call (937) 562-6440, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.gcparkstrails.com or Facebook: Greene County Parks.