Conservation through Participation

Anglers and boaters help protect our aquatic natural places and the wildlife that lives there through fishing licenses, boat registrations, fishing gear and boat fuel sales, and much more. Here's how it works:

For more information about anglers' and boaters' role in preserving our nation's waterways for generations to come, visit our Conservation Section.


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Stephanie Vatalaro

Stephanie Vatalaro

Stephanie Vatalaro is director of communications for the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation and its Take Me Fishing and Vamos A Pescar campaigns where she works to recruit newcomers to recreational fishing and boating and increase awareness of aquatic conservation. She spends summers fishing and boating with her family on the Potomac River in the Northern Neck of Virginia.