DNR volunteers sought for U.P. State Fair

ESCANABA?- The Department of Natural Resources is looking for avid hunters, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts interested in lending a hand to share their skills with a new generation at the U.P. State Fair Aug. 11-17 in Escanaba,

At the DNR’s Pocket Park, found just past gate No. 1 at the fairgrounds, volunteers will join DNR staff during the state fair to help kids learn to fish, shoot a pellet gun or take aim with a bow and arrow.

Pocket Park volunteer shifts are available during each day of the fair. All volunteers will receive a free lunch and commemorative T-shirt for their help. Volunteers will need to pass a DNR background check before participating.

To sign up or learn more about volunteering with the DNR at the U.P. State Fair, contact Janet Canode at 517-284-6033 or canodej@michigan.gov. The deadline to sign up for a volunteer shift is Thursday, July 31.