The Bureau of Natural Resources appreciates all the help it receives from volunteers each year. Typically, volunteers are from organized groups, but there are also some opportunities for individuals. Among the programs in which you may be able to participate:
Atlantic Salmon and Herring Restoration Programs
For groups: Contact Steve Gephard or Bruce Williams (Inland Fisheries Division) at 860-434-6043
CT Aquatic Resource Education Program (CARE)
For individuals: Volunteers are trained and certified to teach an introductory course in fishing. Training/Certification is offered once a year in February. Certified instructors must participate in one CARE event per year. Participation may include teaching or assisting the teaching of a 6 hour class in your hometown or helping out at a special event. A desire to pass on your angling knowledge and lots of enthusiasm for the sport are all we require to join the program. See Family Fishing No Child Left Inside! for more! Contact Tom Bourret (860-663-1656) or George Babey (860-424-3481) of the Inland Fisheries Division.
Volunteer Angler Survey — Saltwater Anglers
For Individuals: See Marine Volunteer Angler Survey Program for details. Contact Rod MacLeod (Marine Fisheries Division) at 860-434-6043
Thanks for your interest in the health of our fisheries resources!