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TWRA says Tennessee’s Summer Boating Season traditionally starts Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) wants to emphasize the use of life jackets along with boating in a safe and responsible manner during the 2019 Memorial Day holiday weekend, May 24th-27th.

The Memorial Day holiday weekend is regarded as the unofficial start to the summer boating season and is one of the year’s busiest boating weekends. Last year, there were no boating-related fatalities over the holiday weekend for the fourth consecutive year.

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Clarksville, Montgomery County Mayors Sign Joint Proclamation for National Boat Safety Week

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts and Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett signed a National Safe Boating Week Joint Proclamation earlier this month declaring May 18th through May 24th, 2019 a special week, as the busy season of on the water activities begin and the public participates in many water-based recreational activities.

(L to R) Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durett, Dale Leighton, Flotilla Commander Flotilla 11-07 and William Welty, IMP Flotilla Commander Flotilla 11-07 and City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts.

(L to R) Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durett, Dale Leighton, Flotilla Commander Flotilla 11-07 and William Welty, IMP Flotilla Commander Flotilla 11-07 and City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts.

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TWRA says Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Traditional Start to Tennessee’s Summer Boating Season

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Memorial Day holiday weekend is regarded as the unofficial start to the summer boating season and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants to emphasize the use of life jackets while boating in a safe and responsible manner.

Annually, the Memorial Day weekend is one of the year’s busiest boating weekends. Last year, there were not any boating-related fatalities over the holiday weekend for the second consecutive year. There were six reported accidents, four of which resulted in injuries.

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2016 Boating Season Kicks Off with Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Memorial Day holiday weekend is regarded as the unofficial start to the summer boating season and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants to emphasize the use of life jackets while boating in a safe and responsible manner.

Along with the use of life jackets, TWRA wants to stress the responsible use of alcohol while boating. It is important to consider the effects of drinking and driving whether on water or land. In a boat on the water, the effects of alcohol increase because of external stressors such as engine vibration, wave motion and glare from the sun.

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U.S. Corps of Engineers launches new water safety campaign ‘Life Jackets Worn – Nobody Mourns’

 

Written by Mark Rankin
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – Every year thousands of people in the United States mourn the loss of loved ones who could have survived if they had been wearing a life jacket while spending time on or near our nation’s waters. To heighten awareness, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently launched a national water safety campaign titled “Life Jackets Worn – Nobody Mourns.”

The Corps, in cooperation with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Natural Resources and Education Foundation, a non-profit foundation established to support Corps natural resources and recreation programs, developed the campaign that specifically targets adult males.

Two young swimmers place life vests from the Life Jacket Loaner board at the Cheatham Dam beach area in Ashland City, Tennessee. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

Two young swimmers place life vests from the Life Jacket Loaner board at the Cheatham Dam beach area in Ashland City, Tennessee. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

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Tennessee Department of Health says make a Healthy Splash this Summer; Share the Fun, Not the Germs

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Many public pools in Tennessee and around the country open for the season on Memorial Day. While swimming is a fun way to be active and beat the heat, thousands of Americans get sick every year from germs found in pools and other swimming places.

The Tennessee Department of Health joins the observance of Healthy and Safe Swimming during the Memorial Day Weekend to spread the word about helping keep swimming sites safe and healthy.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to hold Boating Safety Class Saturday, May 2nd

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Have you recently decided on purchasing a boat, or do you want to brush up on the safety precautions of boating?

Come join Clarksville Parks and Recreation and the Coast Guard Auxiliary Unit in the new boating safety class.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Stay Healthy and Safe while enjoying the Water this Summer

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – While swimming is a fun way to beat the heat and be physically active, thousands of Americans get sick every year due to germs found in the places where we swim.

“We can all help keep our swimming areas safe this summer by following a few easy steps,” said TDH Chief Medical Officer David Reagan, MD, PhD. “Taking precautions like showering before swimming and never letting children swim without supervision helps prevent illness and injuries.”

Stay Healthy and Safe while out Swimming this Summer.

Stay Healthy and Safe while out Swimming this Summer.

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TWRA says 2014 Boating Season kicks off Memorial Day Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Memorial Day holiday weekend is regarded as the unofficial start to the summer boating season and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants to emphasize the use of life jackets while boating in a safe and responsible manner.

Annually, the Memorial Day weekend is one of the year’s busiest boating weekends. Last year over the holiday weekend, there were no boating fatalities for the third consecutive year.

Clarksville's Liberty Park boat ramp.

Clarksville’s Liberty Park boat ramp.

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Center for Disease Control Boating Safety Tips to keep you Safe this Summer

 

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionWashington, D.C. – Everyone, on all types of boats, should wear properly-fitted life jackets, or personal flotation devices (PFD) says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). By wearing a life jacket, you can dramatically decrease your chances of drowning while boating. “Wear It!” every time you’re on the water.

Recreational boating can be a wonderful way to spend time with family and friends. And making safety a priority can ensure that boating stays fun.

Wear It - Stay Safe while Boating this Summer

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