I loved fishing with my mentor. I can’t wait to go again! 


The Mayfly Project

Appleton, Wisconsin Project

Project Lead Mentor: Bonnie Richards/ Nate Ratliff

Project location: Appleton, Wisconsin

Year project founded: 2019

Mentors on this team: 4 (currently searching for mentors)

Children mentored to date: 0

Children to be mentored in 2020: 4-6

Local foster care partners: Currently building team

Local companies that support this project: Currently searching for community support and partners.

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Appleton, Wisconsin Project

The Wisconsin Mayfly Project is going to be amazing because Wisconsin has a strong tradition of fishing and our heritage should be cherished and passed on to future generations.The Mayfly Project is important for foster children because it is a great opportunity to connect with nature through fly fishing and experience the outdoors with help from mentors.

Bonnie Richards

Lead Mentor, Appleton, Wisconsin Project

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Appleton, Wisconsin Project

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