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Weekend of family fun planned at annual Beaumont Fishing Derby

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District


560 Magnolia Avenue ꞏ Beaumont, CA 92223 ꞏ (951) 845-9581 ꞏ
CONTACT: Nisha Wade, (360) 481-0391 ꞏ

April 4, 2019

Weekend of family fun planned at annual Beaumont Fishing Derby

Children and adults will fish to win prizes this weekend, April 6-7, at the annual Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District Fishing Derby.

The Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District will open its recharge ponds to the public for the event. Competitive fishing will take place Saturday, with open fishing available Sunday. Participants need to bring their own pole and powerbait. No fishing license is needed.

Attendees can also stop by the water district’s booth for more fun, including activities for young children and giveaways. The event provides a great photo opportunity.


Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District Fishing Derby


Saturday, April 6
Check-in, 7 a.m.
Kids Derby (ages 3-14), 8 – 11 a.m.
Adult Derby, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, April 7
Open Fishing, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Recharge Ponds –
39451 Cherry Valley Blvd. Cherry Valley, CA


$10 Saturday, $5 Sunday

Pre-registration is available at the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District, located at 390 W. Oak Valley Pkwy (in the Noble Creek Community Center). Call 951-845-9555 or visit for more information.

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District was formed in 1919 and is governed by a publicly-elected five member Board of Directors. BCVWD is an independent special district that provides water service to 51,400 customers in a 28 square mile service area. Board members are:

Division 1: Andy Ramirez, Secretary. Director Ramirez was elected in 2016. He is a member of the Personnel Committee. He has more than 10 years’ experience with infrastructure in both the public and private sector.  

Division 2: Lona Williams. Director. Lona Williams was elected to the Board in 2018.

Division 3: Daniel Slawson. Vice President. Mr. Slawson was elected to the Board in 2012.

Division 4: John Covington, President. Mr. Covington was elected in 2014 and has also served as Treasurer. He is the chair of the Personnel Committee. Mr. Covington began his water career at BCVWD in 2000 as a Water Distribution System Operator / Supervisor and has advanced to manage the Morongo Band of Mission Indians Water and Wastewater Department. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry.

Division 5: David Hoffman, Treasurer. Elected to the Board in 2014, Director Hoffman has been a local businessman since 1982. He chairs the Finance and Audit Committee.


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