Around the Town: Outdoor Festival at Mormon Lake Saturday

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ABBIE GRIPMAN -Sun Staff Reporter- | Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 5:00 am

Get outdoors and explore our natural resources at the Outdoor Festival at Mormon Lake Lodge Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The lodge is located on Main Street at Mormon Lake, about 30 miles southeast of Flagstaff off Lake Mary Road.

This free one-day event is co-hosted by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and Mormon Lake Lodge. The day will be filled with activities, including archery and fishing. There will also be information booths from a variety of exhibitors, including the opportunity to see live wildlife, up close and personal, from the Game and Fish Department’s Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center.

“This event is for anyone interested in the outdoors, whether you hunt, fish, enjoy wildlife watching, or are interested in conservation,” said Shelly Shepherd, information and education program manager for the Game and Fish Flagstaff region. “It gives adults and kids the opportunity to meet people who work in wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation and learn more about the amazing resources and recreational opportunities our state offers.”

The day is also significant because it is one of two statewide free fishing days. This allows anyone to go fishing without a license but they need to follow all other state fishing regulations. The other free day is June 11 and Game and Fish will be hosting events statewide on both days.

The Outdoor Festival is a recognized Arizona Centennial Event. For more information about the festival, call the Arizona Game and Fish office in Flagstaff at 774-5045. For information about Mormon Lake Lodge, call 354-2227.

NAU to host free water resource management workshop

The challenges of water resource management and their relationship to climate change are the focus of an upcoming workshop at Northern Arizona University.

Water management professionals, tribal representatives, policy makers, environmental scientists and other stakeholders are invited to attend the Workshop on Water Management and Climate Change in Northern Arizona from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at the High Country Conference Center.

Coordinated by NAU’s Watershed Research and Education Program, in collaboration with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the University of Arizona’s Climate Assessment for the Southwest, the workshop will include presentations by climate and water scientists and topical roundtable discussions with scientists and regional experts.

To register, visit The conference is free and includes breakfast and lunch, but advance registration is required.

For information, contact Alice Gibb at 523-1524 or

Send Around the Town news to Abbie Gripman at or call her at 556-2241.

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