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Allatoona Lake: USACE programs return for recreation season

Published May 3, 2013
MOBILE, Ala. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Allatoona Lake Project in Cartersville, Ga. is gearing up for the 2013 recreation season with several programs returning. Vessel Safety Checks by the U.S. Coast Guard are scheduled to kick off May 25 at Blockhouse Ramp and marinas around Allatoona Lake. “The goal is to educate boaters on the importance of wearing their life jackets and to always make safety a priority while boating and on the water,” said Public Affairs Officer E. Patrick Robbins. The USACE Life Jacket Loaner Program is back with life jacket loaner stations at all USACE-operated day-use and camping areas. The program provides families with a safer option when a life jacket is left at home or doesn’t fit properly. Safe Kids Cherokee County has donated the life jackets for the program with support from Northside Hospital. Ranger Trading Card Program is available again. The program combines trading cards of USACE Allatoona Lake Park Rangers with water safety messages printed on the back. Children under 15 years old can collect cards by showing their knowledge of water safety and win prizes, including stickers; tattoos; beach towels; t-shirts from the Lake Allatoona Association; and life jackets. The Buddy Beaver Card comes with prizes such as White Water park passes; and for the first time ever, Zoo Atlanta passes! Participants must be spotted wearing a life jacket to receive a Buddy Beaver Card. “We are grateful to Safe Kids Cherokee County and Lake Allatoona Association for their continued support of this program,” said Public Affairs Officer E. Patrick Robbins. “We also appreciate Zoo Atlanta, Six Flags and White Water for their donations to our Ranger Card Program for participants that receive the Buddy Beaver Card. Our supporters aid us in spreading the water safety message.” To learn more about USACE recreation and water safety programs, please contact the Allatoona Lake Operations Project Management Office at 678-721-6700 or visit --30--
Lance Davis

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