Let’s Go Fishing Initiative Moves Forward

Legislation to help seniors, children and veterans enjoy fishing on Minnesota’s lakes moved forward. Approximately $400,000 would go from the state’s general fund to the state’s Let’s Go Fishing (LGF) program. The primary function of LGF is to provide fishing and boating excursions for individuals aged 55 and greater, children and veterans, improving the quality of life and building stronger communities.

“This program is a great way for our senior citizens, children and veterans to get out and enjoy a truly Minnesotan pastime. People from every part of the community participate in these programs, donating their time,” said Sen. Lyle Koenen (DFL-Clara City).

Last year, 23,000 seniors participated in the program, with over 2,300 volunteers in 30 chapters across the state. Due to the success of the program for seniors, it has been expanded to also include opportunities for children and veterans. Since 2002, over 108,000 seniors have participated in the program.

“This is a great program that truly brings our communities together,” said Koenen. “Programs like these are valuable investments into the character of our communities.”

For more information on the state’s Let’s Go Fishing program, please visit http://www.lgfws.com/.

For information on this or any legislation, please contact Sen. Lyle Koenen at 651-296-5094 or by email at sen.lyle.koenen@senate.mn.

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Senator Lyle Koenen
Lyle Koenen represents District 17, which includes portions of Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Renville, and Swift counties in the southwestern part of the state. He is the vice chair of the Tax Reform Division.

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