Cabrillo Pier Fishing Program
The Pier Fishing Program provides an annual fun, outdoor activity that has allowed local youth to develop a love for nature. More than 800 youth participate in the 7 week program each year, which includes fishing, environmental education, and arts & crafts projects. One participant stated, “This is the first time I have ever been fishing. I love it.” The program is a major success in sparking an interest in an activity many of the youth may otherwise not have had the opportunity to participate in. Throughout the program, participants become environmental stewards and bring home new insights into how we interact with nature. In cooperation with the Port of Los Angeles and other private donors, the LA Parks Foundation has raised money to fund transportation and supplies needed for the program to continue operating and making an impact on the community.