MWCD to host boating education classes at Pleasant Hill, Tappan lakes
February 22, 2013
The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) will host Ohio Boating Education Classes (OBEC) at Pleasant Hill and Tappan lakes this spring.
Classes are scheduled April 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the activity center at Pleasant Hill Lake Park located at 3431 Rt. 95, Perrysville, and May 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the activity center at Tappan Lake Park located at 84000 Mallarnee Rd., Deersville.
The courses are open to participants 11 years of age and older, and costs $5 per person for books and materials. To register, contact the Pleasant Hill Lake Park office at (419) 938-7884 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and the Tappan Lake Park office at (740) 922-3649 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
According to state law, all boaters born on or after Jan. 1, 1982, must show proof that they have successfully completed an approved boating safety education course if they operate any power watercraft of greater than 10 horsepower on a state waterway, including any MWCD lake. The law includes those who operate personal watercraft, rental powercraft and persons 18 years old and older who supervise youth powerboat operators.
The MWCD, a political subdivision of the state, was organized in 1933 to develop and implement a plan to reduce flooding and conserve water for beneficial public uses in the Muskingum River Watershed, the largest wholly contained watershed in Ohio. Since their construction, the 16 reservoirs and dams in the MWCD region have been credited for saving more than $10 billion worth of potential property damage from flooding, according to the federal government, as well as providing popular recreational opportunities that bolster the region’s economy. A significant portion of the reservoirs are managed by the MWCD and the dams are managed for flood-risk reduction by the federal U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
For more information about the MWCD, visit www.mwcd.org and follow the MWCD on Facebook and Twitter.
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