This year the United Anglers of Casa Grande (UACG) are celebrating their 39th year of Conservation. It is the only student-run conservation hatchery of its kind in the country and is modeled after worldwide. This student-run facility has three main purposes: to support local fish species in the case of an emergency situation, educate the community, and provide students with a unique learning experience.
This year students have really stepped up to take care of thousands of endangered Coho salmon and will continue to do so. Starting in December UACG will be receiving 80,000 Coho eggs from Santa Cruz, which will be cared for by the students until they are large enough to be transferred in late April back to Santa Cruz's facility. This will be the first time in United Angler's history of incubating and rearing Coho, as well as the most fish the hatchery has ever seen!
On November 6th the students put on their fall fundraiser at the Petaluma Community Center. This successful event brought in hundreds of supporters and alumni from the community. During the event, students held a silent auction, raffle, virtual tour, and cake auction. This year's cake auction raised over $11,000 dollars! It was an exciting night made possible by our students. We'd like to give a big thank you to all of the community support! All of these opportunities are made possible by the funds raised by the students of UACG.