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Flooding Prompts Cancellation of Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair June 8 at Pere Marquette State Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACTS:
Rachel Torbert
217-785-3953
Flooding Prompts Cancellation of Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair June 8 at Pere Marquette State Park
GRAFTON, Ill. – The 29th annual Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair, scheduled for June 8 at Pere Marquette State Park near Grafton on Illinois Route 100, has been cancelled due to flooding on the Illinois River affecting access to the park.

The free Fishing Fair is one of the park’s most popular events each year, featuring catch-and-release fishing, casting stations, fishing information, and family entertainment.
 
“We are thankful to have the support of our corporate and agency sponsors and staff, donors and contributors, as well as the families and other visitors who make the event successful every year,” said Pere Marquette State Park Site Supt. Chris Hespen.  “Unfortunately, flood conditions mean a cancellation of this year’s Family Fishing Fair is necessary, but we’re already planning a great event for next year.”
 
The event is hosted by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC), Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge (administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), and Pere Marquette State Park (administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources).
 
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