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Basic Boating Course
Offered at Clayton Park Recreational Area

SWEET VALLEY, Pa. (June 20) – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is reminding boaters that the Clayton Park Recreational Area, in Lake Ariel, Wayne County, will be hosting a Basic Boating Course on June 29.

The course will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no charge for the course. A light lunch will be served. All participants must pre-register by contacting Clayton Park Recreational Area at 570-698-6080.

“The Basic Boating Course is designed to supply boaters with practical information so they can make better and more informed decisions on the water,” said Art Philipp, a volunteer boating instructor with the PFBC. “We will provide students with information via a classroom setting. Boat operators can help reduce the risk of injury and conflict on the water simply by taking a boating safety course.”

Students who successfully complete the course may apply for a Boating Safety Education Certificate for a $10 fee. The certificate is required of all operators of personal watercraft r anyone born on or after Jan.1, 1982, who operate a motorboat of more than 25 horsepower.

More information about this course or boating safety can be found by visiting the PFBC's website at www.fishandboat.com.
 
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