The 23rd annual Kids' Fishing Derby will be June 2-3 at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.
The two-day event annually draws more than 1,500 participants between the ages of 3 and 12, making it the largest free kids' fishing derby in the West.
This year's board members include Pamela Martin, Debbie Conde, Tammy Lancaster, Trent Dowell, Guy Martin, Teresa Clark, Angela Gerhart, Terry Hansen, John Adams, Mike Bashaw, Chuck Cole, Steve Hamilton, Bob Ellis and Mark Cale.
More than 300 volunteers are needed to make the derby a success.
Family activities and concessions will be available. All participants receive a prize for fishing. Prizes will also be awarded for tagged fish and for the largest fish in each session. Space in limited on Willow Creek, so pre-registration is required for each of the seven fishing sessions.
Special accomodations will be made during the fourth session on June 3 for special needs participants.
Registration will begin on April 2. Registration forms and volunteer registration forms will be available at the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department, from The Angler's Edge, located at 1506 Highway 395 in Gardnerville and in front of Raley's every Saturday in April and May from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Gardnerville.