Outdoors

Briefs: McNary refuge plans second Saturday event

McNary National Wildlife Refuge’s second Saturday event begins at 9 a.m. today at the refuge pond.

This month’s event will feature children’s games and miniature nature safaris.

The event is free and those attending should park in the lot across from the willow tree on Lake Road.

Call 543-8322 or go to www.nwrmcnary.org.

Teens can learn to kayak during adventure clinic

Youth ages 12-17 are invited to participate in the Teen Adventure Series: Kayak Clinics from 9-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, July 21-30, at Schlagel Park, S. Fourth and Washington in Pasco.

Participants will learn paddling techniques and other kayaking skills needed to travel area rivers. Cost is $36.

Registration deadline is Sunday. For more information, call 545-3456.

Herald seeking reader outdoor photographs

Our stockpile is low, and we’re looking for good outdoor photographs to run as a Reader Snapshot on the weekly outdoor page.

If it is an electronic file, we’d prefer it be a high-quality JPG, RGB file of at least 250 DPI (resolution). Please include information for a caption, including the name and hometown of anyone shown in the photograph and the location, and include your phone number and e-mail address so we may contact you with any questions.

Please send submissions to kmccullen@tricityherald.com

Anglers must release white sturgeon

Anglers must release all white sturgeon caught between The Dalles and Bonneville dams on the Columbia River beginning today through Dec. 31, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Spawning sanctuaries in The Dalles and John Day reservoirs are closed to sturgeon fishing through July 31.

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