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2017 Youth Art Contest Announced

Students across Mississippi are invited to get outdoors and participate in the 2017 North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Youth Art Contest. Each student must submit a portfolio including entry form and artwork to the Visitor Education Center (VEC) by May 10, 2017.

2016-17 Youth Participation Initiative Applications Announced

Jackson – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is pleased to announce the Youth Participation Initiative (YPI) is now accepting applications. The YPI was established to provide funding for the purpose of educating youth in the areas of hunting, fishing, outdoor recreation, and natural resource conservation. During 2015-2016, YPI provided a total of $147,672 to help fund 25 projects across Mississippi. In order to improve the program's services to grant recipients, the due date for YPI applications is moved to May 1.


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