Missouri Department of Conservation celebrates 50th anniversary of Urban Fishing Program in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS, MO – Jan. 16, 2019 – 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Urban Fishing Program (UFP). MDC plans to spend the year celebrating and invites metro area anglers to join in.
The UFP was originally initiated in 1969 by the federal government during a time when civil unrest was causing tensions in many cities across the country. Their goal was to bring close-to-home fishing to people and infuse a positive influence into urban communities.