On May 6, 2023, the employee-led Corporate Responsibility Committee of EnviroScience was honored to sponsor and participate in the Stow Fishing Derby, a fantastic fishing extravaganza that brings anglers together from near and far to celebrate their love for the sport and the environment each year. Stow Parks and Recreation, Summit Sportsman Association, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources presented this year’s event.
The Stow Fishing Derby showcased the true spirit of what it means to be a fisherman, with anglers of all ages showcasing their skills and passion for fishing. The waters at Heritage Lake were alive with excitement as participants reeled in an impressive variety of fish, from bass to trout and everything in between. The sun was shining, and the air was filled with anticipation as families and friends united to cast their lines and make lasting memories.
Senior Ecologist Michael Liptak, Ph.D., and Senior Environmental Scientist Yakuta Bhagat, Ph.D., helped man the fun at the EnviroScience booth, where they had tanks of Rainbow trout, Largemouth bass, and Bluegill sunfish set up for children to ogle. They also had quiz stations for the kids to test their fish knowledge and earn prizes like ES cups, labyrinth mazes, keychains, and tape measures! Quiz questions included fish identification, fish family matching, and “spot the invasive species” photos.
As a company committed to environmental stewardship, we were thrilled to witness the emphasis on responsible fishing practices during the event. Catch-and-release fishing was celebrated, ensuring the sustainability of our aquatic ecosystems and preserving the natural balance of our local waters.
A big round of applause is in order for the winners of the Stow Fishing Derby! These talented individuals triumphed in various categories, such as “Largest Catch,” “Youngest Angler,” and “Most Unique Fish.” Congratulations on your well-deserved achievements!
The EnviroScience staff extends its heartfelt gratitude to the organizers, volunteers, and the Stow community for making this event an unforgettable success. It was a joy to connect with fellow fishing enthusiasts and join hands in celebrating our shared love for nature. Let’s continue working together to protect and preserve our environment for generations to come!
Stay tuned for more updates and community initiatives from the EnviroScience Corporate Responsibility Committee as we continue to foster a greener and healthier future.
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