Many young anglers now have the opportunity to go fishing for the first time, thanks to Wildlife Forever’s support of a pond-dredging project in the city of Maquoketa, Iowa. More than 16,100 cubic yards of material, including silt and debris, were removed from Horseshoe Pond. The operation took nearly six weeks and increased the depth of the pond an additional 12 feet. The deeper water is helping fish to survive freezing winter conditions. The Horseshoe Pond is home to bass, channel catfish, bluegills, and other sunfish. Other improvements at the site included installation of a disabled angler access pier and a hard surface trail.