May 24, 2023: Akron Public School Children Enjoy an Afternoon of Fishing & Stewardship


On May 24, the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition hosted our annual Ohio & Erie Canalway Fishing Derby at the Wilbeth Road Trailhead in Akron, Ohio. 

Third and fourth graders from Akron Public Schools were invited to learn how to catch bluegill and the importance of environmental stewardship. In addition to keeping their fishing poles, some children took home bicycles and brand new tackle boxes that they won in a raffle.

View the gallery below to see photos from the Ohio & Erie Canalway Fishing Derby!

Thank you to our volunteers and sponsors of the 2023 Ohio & Erie Canalway Fishing Derby!

Fishing derby sponsors