July 2008

Learn About Upcoming Events At AZGFD’s New Online Outdoor Calendar

Outdoor Oganizations Encouraged To Post Activities

Wildlife and outdoor recreation enthusiasts can now learn about upcoming fishing clinics, hunting seminars, nature talks,and more by visiting the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Outdoor Calendar at www.azgfd.gov/calendar.

The department posts its events and activities that are open to the public, and has added an online feature that allows outdoor organizations and other government agencies to submit their public events as well.

“Our goal is to create a one-stop shop where people can find out about a wide range of outdoor activities they can participate in,” said Public Information Officer Tom Cadden. “We’re encouraging outdoor groups and agencies to use the online submission feature to post their events that are related to the Game and Fish Department’s mission.”

Examples of mission-related events include hunting workshops, fishing clinics, birding/nature hikes, wildlife presentations, shooting sports and archery events, off-highway vehicle programs, boating safety fairs, and public meetings.

“Each event submission will go through an approval process before it’s posted. As the database grows, it has the potential to be an extremely useful resource for Arizona outdoor enthusiasts,” Cadden said.

As an added perk, selected events will be listed on the department’s home page (www.azgfd.gov), which is viewed by more than 125,000 visitors each month.

Groups that wish to add their events to the Outdoor Calendar can visit www.azgfd.gov/calendar and follow the instructions on the right side of that page.