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The Healing Sport of Fly Fishing: Serving Children in Foster Care with The Mayfly Project

September 29, 2023 @ 9:15 am - 10:30 am PDT

Join this inspiring session with Kayla Lockhart and Kaitlin Barnhart as they cover all of the benefits of the sport of fly fishing for foster children, discuss what the Mayfly Project does, and talk about the bonuses of being a mentor to the next generation of anglers. This event is free and open to the public.


Kayla Lockhart first discovered fly fishing to help cope with her depression and anxiety from a difficult upbringing. Today fly fishing has not only given her the tools to help heal on the water, but has taken her to some exotic places in pursuit of some of the most exotic species of fish. In between these trips, Kayla assists with conservation efforts, advocating for a more inclusive space within the sport, and organizations like TU, the Native Fish Society and the Mayfly Project. Read the Fly Fisherman article to learn more about Kayla’s story. From Foster Care to Fly Fishing: Kayla Lockhart’s Journey to Find Peace.

Kaitlin Barnhart is the Co-Founder and National Program Director of The Mayfly Project, and lives in Coeur’ d Alene, Idaho. She has worked in the mental health field, specifically with the foster care population, and has been fly fishing, for over 20 years. Beyond her work with TMP, Kaitlin is a mother to three kids, an outdoor writer, and is known for hauling her family outdoors year-around.


September 29, 2023
9:15 am - 10:30 am PDT
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Beverly Smith
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Centennial Hotel
303 W North River Dr
Spokane, WA 99201 United States
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