Welcome to the AGRED Foundation

Who Are We?

The American Gamebird Research Education & Development (AGRED) Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that now privately owns Lake Erling, located in beautiful Lafayette County, Arkansas. We endeavor to ensure that Lake Erling remains a relaxing and enjoyable place for residents in the surrounding communities. AGRED’s primary objective is to preserve and conserve the habitat in and around Lake Erling for the wildlife, birdlife, and fish.

AGRED in the News:

Annual fishing tournament celebrates more veterans than ever

LAKE ERLING, Ark. (KTAL/KMSS) – Wet weather doesn’t put a damper on an annual event celebrating those who’ve served our country.

More than 30 teams of veterans and boat captains set out on Lake Erling Saturday for the annual AGRED Foundation Wounded Patriots Fishing Tournament.

“It wasn’t as bad as I thought it was gonna be,” said Kelly Craig, a patriot participating in the event who retired from the U.S. Army. “They had some moments there where, you know, it was really tough fishing. I mean in the rain, it always is, but we had a good time.”

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Upcoming Event: April 13, 2019

Fishing Tournament for Our Wounded Patriots

5:30AM to 12PM Noon

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All organizations hosting fishing tournaments at the AGRED Park on Lake Erling, which is a private lake open to the public, will be required to provide a port o let at their expense for the event.

Once the event is concluded it is the organizers responsibility to remove the port o lets from The AGRED Park, which is private property.