- Associated Press - Sunday, July 31, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin and officials with the Department of Fish and Wildlife say “Hatchery Day” is going to be held to recognize the important the state’s fish hatcheries play in benefiting the environment and outdoor recreation.

Hatchery Day will be celebrated Aug. 6 with open houses and other activities at the state’s hatcheries.

It will also commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Bennington Fish Culture Station and the 125th anniversary of the Roxbury Fish Culture Station, a facility soon to be rebuilt after it was nearly destroyed by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.

Shumlin says Vermont’s fish play an integral role in the successful management of the state’s fisheries. They’re also a symbol of Vermont’s commitment to its natural resources.

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