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USACE TEAMS UP WITH USCG, GEORGIA DNR TO OFFER BOATING COURSE AT WEST POINT LAKE

Published April 26, 2019

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 08-01, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at West Point Project, will conduct a personal watercraft and boating safety course at the West Point Management Office on May 11, 2019. The course will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The course will provide information on legal requirements, navigation rules, preventing personal watercraft and boating accidents, and new boating laws. Participants completing the course will receive a certificate from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. This course meets Georgia’s law that requires completion of a safe boating course for persons born after Jan. 1, 1998, who wish to operate a personal watercraft or boat without adult supervision.

Alabama residents taking the course and receiving a certificate will be exempt from Alabama boating license written exam requirement.

A maximum of 25 participants can be accommodated for the course on a first come, first served basis. Preregistration is necessary through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources website at www.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com The USCG Auxiliary classes are free and students will receive a free USACE Annual Day Use Pass upon completion of the course.


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Release no. 19-009