February 18, 2011

Fishing, Canoeing Return To Tres Rios Festival

Canoeing and fishing in the Gila River, two of the most popular components of the Tres Rios Nature and Earth Festival, will return when the 2011 version of this popular outdoor celebration gets under way March 5&6 at Estrella Mountain Regional Park south of Goodyear.

Due to high river flows in 2010, canoeing and river fishing had to be eliminated as Tres Rios steering committee members made a difficult choice to move the festival to Estrella Park at the last minute. Younger children still had a chance to fish in a large metal pond, thanks to Cabela's Outdoor Outfitters, and that feature will be available again this year.

As per usual, Tres Rios will offer archery, guided hikes, children's area, live music, bird watching, recycle fashion show and much more from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. In addition, more than 50 wildlife, natural resource and eco-friendly exhibitors will be on hand. There is no admission charge, however a $3 per vehicle parking fee will be charged by the park.

The Tres Rios Nature and Earth Festival is an opportunity to celebrate the rich heritage, ecology, history and abundant wildlife of the Gila, Salt and Agua Fria rivers. It is a great opportunity for the whole family to enjoy outdoor activities on a beautiful spring day in Arizona while learning about the environment we call home.
See you there!