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  The National Safe Boating Council




       Produced in part under a grant
       from The Sport Fish Restoration
         and Boating (Wallop-Breaux)
          Trust Fund administered by
             the U.S. Coast Guard.
The National Safe Boating Council celebrates its
 fiftieth anniversary in 2008 and we think it’s

       NIFTY to be FIFTY!
The National Safe Boating Council, Inc. (NSBC) was organized in September 1958 under the name
“National Safe Boating Committee”. Since that time, this organization has grown into a dedicated group
of individuals that represent the leading organizations in the boating safety community. The NSBC, pri-
marily noted for the coordination of the National Campaign and Safe Boating Week, is made up of over
350 boating safety minded organizations. It is through these organizations the projects of the NSBC are
developed and implemented. Next year, in 2008, the NSBC celebrates the success of recreational boat-
ing safety giving much credit to the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety, the National Association
of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and all the other boating community organizations that
belong to the NSBC. The many advances in safer boating over the past fifty years are to be contributed to
all the member organizations and the work they do for recreational boating.

     Join the National Safe Boating Council and its Summit partner the National Water Safety
     Congress next year at the Summit in San Diego, California to commemorate the success
                        of Safer Boating Through Education and Outreach.




              The National Safe Boating Council
       invites all of the Boating Safety Community to
                   participate in celebrating
                           50 Years!
                     International Boating and
                        Water Safety Summit

Dear Fellow Summit Participants:

The National Water Safety Congress and the National Safe Boating Council are pleased to
present the Proceedings from the 11th Annual International Boating and Water Safety Summit.
We had over 450 boating and water safety professionals and volunteers plus a host of paddlers this
year. San Antonio was a terrific venue with a great hotel facility, outstanding presentations, great
Tex-Mex food, and of course, the fun of the Riverwalk.

The Summit is of interest to anyone involved with boating and water safety. As you will see from
the following pages, there were sessions for everyone and the freedom to “cross-train” during
breakout sessions. If you would like more information on any sessions, please contact the presenter
listed with the session. (Summit attendees are listed in alphabetical order beginning on page 44.)

We encourage you to put next year’s Summit on your calendar, which will be held at the
Sheraton Hotel and Marina in San Diego, California, April 16 – 19, 2008. Please note that the
2008 Summit will start on a Wednesday evening with the opening reception. The ocean setting
is ideal, and we urge you to keep an eye on our websites (www.watersafetycongress.org and
www.safeboatingcouncil.org) for registration information. The 12th annual International Boating
and Water Safety Summit promises to be a spectacular event.

Thank you to all who participated in the 2007 Summit in San Antonio, we look forward to seeing
you in San Diego next April.




Arlyn Hendricks                                       Ruth Wood
President                                             Chair
National Water Safety Congress                        National Safe Boating Council
www.watersafetycongress.org                           www.safeboatingcouncil.org




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                                   Table of Contents
Pre-Summit Activities                                       3         Audience Polling                                       20
Summit Opening Reception                                    3         Boating Under the Influence, It’s Your Choice
                                                                          (BEAA Winner Western U.S.)                         23
Monday, March 5                                                       Creating a Waterways Access Database                   23
  Guest of Honor: RDML Craig E. Bone                        4         Dry Stack Boat Storage: A National Perspective         24
  Mark Rosenker                                             5         Marine Patrol Officer Course                           24
  Presentation to USCG Auxiliary                            5         Nobody’s Waterproof
  Hall of Fame Pin Presentation                             5             (BEAA Winner Southern U.S.)                        24
  Measuring Success: The BoatU.S. Foundation                6         Water Safety Coalitions in Texas                       24
  Stopping a Series of Unfortunate Events                   6         Reservoir Breach: Upper Dam -
  Strategic Plan of the National Recreational                             Taum Sauk Pumped Storage Project                   24
      Boating Safety Program                                6         Small Vessel Passenger Safety                          25
  Moving the Needle on Life Jacket Wear –                             Ohio Boating Safety Program
     Teen Panel                                             7             (BEAA Winner Northern U.S.)                        25
  Experiential Marketing Approach                           8         Message to the Masses                                  27
  Depicting the Accident Process                           10         Hydropower Topics                                      27
                                                                      Seasonal/Temporary Natural Resource Officers
Tuesday, March 6                                                          Program Forum                                      27
   Extreme Sports Activities                          11              Youth Hands-on Education                               27
   Inclusive Boating Education & Opportunities        11              Best Practices for Canoe, Kayak, or Raft Programs      28
   Side Scan Sonar Introduction                       11              Vessel/Barge Lighting Issues                           29
   Boating Safety Youth Award Winner                  12              Reviewing Team One Responses                           29
   Podcasting – Toy or Tool?                          12              Water Safety Fair                                      29
   Depicting the Accident Process                                     Reaching Youth With New PFDs                           29
      with the new ACA Sea Kayak Video                13              CO and Propeller Guard Updates                         30
   Rental Education                                   14              Homeland/Border Security on International Waters       30
   Best Practices for Safe Boating Education Programs 14              Bobber the Water Safety Dog and
   Nobody’s Waterproof                                14                  Water Safety for Little Ones                       31
   Best Management Practices Model for Water Based                    USPS University, Advanced Public
      Recreation Activities to Prevent Fatalities     17                  Boating Education                                  31
   Federal Carriage Requirements for                                  Water Trails Benefiting Your Safety Program            31
      Recreational Vessels                            17              GPS/GIS in Water Safety Enforcement                    32
   Braunig Lake Park Event                            18          Media Contest – Poster/PSA Winners                         32
                                                                  National Water Safety Congress Awards Luncheon             34
Wednesday, March 7                                                2007 Summit Awards Banquet                                 35
  Boat Maintenance: The Essentials                                Silver Schooner Award                                      37
     (BEAA Winner Canada)                                  19     Post-Summit Activities                                     37
  Starting Your Own Local Water Safety Council             19     Exhibitor Directory                                        38
  Dry Stack Boat Storage:                                         National Water Safety Congress Board of Directors          41
     A Lake Manager’s Perspective                          19     National Safe Boating Council Board of Directors           43
  Swift/Moving Water Dynamics and Hazards                  20     Summit Attendees                                           44



          Please contact presenters of specific sessions if you have questions or would like more information.

Every effort has been made for accuracy in the production of the Proceedings regarding information of presentations. We regret
and apologize for any omissions or errors.
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             Activities Prior To The Summit
SATURDAY, MARCH 3                                           SUNDAY, MARCH 4
National Water Safety Congress (NWSC) Board of              NSBC General Membership Meeting
Directors Meeting
National Association of State Boating Law Administra-
tors (NASBLA) Training and Certification Committee
NASBLA Marketing and Outreach Committee
Texas Boater Education Instructor/Staff
National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) Board Meeting
BEAP State Education Specialist Meeting (NASBLA)
NASBLA Education Commitee Meeting




                         Sunday, March 4
                      The Opening Reception
                                                            Ruth Wood, NSBC Chair, and Arlyn Hendricks, NWSC
                                                            President, had the honor of cutting the ribbon to the
                                                            exhibitor area, officially kicking off the 2007 Summit.
                                                            Beverages and light hors d’oeuvres were available to
                                                            IBWSS attendees during the two hour reception.




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                                      Monday, March 5
Color Guard – Presentation of Colors                                     in FY 06, the RBS program awarded 29 grants to 13 different
Invocation                                                               non-profit organizations. These grants address issues ranging
Greeting and Welcome                                                     from developing strategies for mitigating in-shock water haz-
                                                                         ards to the National Boating Survey.
Recognition of Honored Guests                                               Additionally, the safety outreach initiative, “You’re in Com-
                                                                         mand” continues to promote and encourage all boaters to take
     Guest of Honor United States Coast Guard                            responsibility for their actions on the water.
                       RDML Craig E. Bone,                                  All of these measures will assist us in better serving the
              Assistant Commandant for Prevention                        boating community and further the RBS mission of reducing
                          I would like to take this opportunity to       fatalities and injuries.
                       provide a heartfelt welcome to the many           Key Issues
                       visitors we have with us today from so               Despite the success of the RBS program, the ever-evolving
                       many organizations dedicated to vessel            boating environment continues to present challenges. After
                       safety. Thank you all for providing your          more than 20 years of declining fatalities, we seem to have
                       valuable time to the goals of boating             leveled off at a rate of about 700 deaths each year in recre-
                       and water safety. As the Assistant Com-           ational boating accidents. We must do more to continue to
                       mandant for Prevention for the United             reduce the number of fatalities and injuries.
                       States Coast Guard I can assure you that             Specifically, an issue that continues to attract special atten-
                       from my perspective preventing needless           tion is the wearing of life jackets. Tragically, too many boaters
injuries and deaths in the maritime realm is the primary focus           do not understand the importance of wearing these life saving
of my staff and me.                                                      devices. Nearly 70 percent of recreational boating victims
    Today I would like to provide some updates involving the             drown, and nearly 90 percent of those drowning victims were
Coast Guard and discuss several relevant issues with you.                not wearing a life jacket.
USCG REORGANIZATION                                                         As you know, using our Risk-Based Decision-Making pro-
    A new staff organizational numbering system is being                 cess, the Coast Guard identified this as one strategy that, with
adopted at USCG Headquarters, mirroring the Department of                the help of the National Boating Safety Advisory Counsel and
Defense’s system.                                                        the Strategic Planning Panel, could have the greatest impact
    Two directorates that have played roles in recreational boat-        in reducing recreational boating fatalities. We continue to
ing issues, G-P (Prevention) and G-R (Response) have merged              explore voluntary strategies that could be effective in accom-
to become CG-3 (Operations). The merger will be beneficial               plishing positive results.
both for boating safety and homeland security purposes. The                 All of us – Coast Guard, State and local government, vol-
Office of Boating Safety will be a part of CG-3, and the com-            unteers, private sector, and individual boaters – have a role to
mercial and recreational programs, along with the Auxiliary,             play in addressing those issues, and the partnerships we have
will fall under one admiral. The merger allows closer contact            developed over the years will be critical to the future success
with the Auxiliary, Commercial Vessel Safety program, and                of the boating safety program.
analysis and planning staff.                                             Additional Funding to the States
National Recreational Boating Safety Program                                The enactment of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, efficient,
Administered by the USCG Office of Boating Safety (CG-                   Transportation Equity Act, (SAFETEA-LU) in FY 05 brought a
3PCB).                                                                   significant amount of much-needed additional funding for the
    Over 77 million adults, more than one fourth of the Ameri-           recreational boating safety programs in FY 06 to 91M. With
can population, participate in some form of recreational                 the recovery of the additional 4.8 cents of gasoline fuel taxes,
boating. Since the enactment of the Federal Boating Safety               the funding for FY 07 has increased to 106M.
Act, the number of registered boats has more than doubled to                In an effort to ensure the States are meeting their goals and
nearly 13 million, but the number of fatalities has plummeted            objectives as well as the goals and objectives of the RBS pro-
from a record high of 1,754 in 1973 to just 697 in 2005.                 gram, the Office of Boating Safety has improved their reporting
Last year we celebrated the 35th anniversary of the Federal              standards to include statistical data that supports the National
Boating Safety Act of 1971, which established the National               Recreational Boating Safety Program’s Strategic Plan.
Recreational Boating Safety Program (RBS). We estimate                      The emphasis of the strategic plan has many States evaluat-
that more than 37,000 lives have been saved as a result of               ing their own goals and objectives to provide more effective
this program. When acknowledging this milestone, we must                 state recreational boating safety programs. Many States have
recognize that the success of the RBS program is reliant on the          formed working groups to evaluate strategies designed to en-
contributions of our many boating safety partners.                       hance recreational boating safety.
    We depend on the cooperative efforts, talents, and resourc-             These working groups are reevaluating rules and regula-
es of many people: State and local governments; volunteers               tions, both in English and bilingually, creating user surveys de-
from various organizations such as our own Coast Guard Aux-              signed to determine where to best use their public awareness
iliary, the U.S. Power Squadrons, the National Water Safety              initiatives, as well as determining were the increased funding
Congress, and hundreds of organizations in the National                  will be most effectively spent.
Safe Boating Council; partnerships with the boating industry                With the increase in funding many States now have the
and members of the private sector; as well as the individual             ability to buy new and better boats and equipment to enhance
boater. All are critical to the continued success of the boating         law enforcement efforts on the water. These States are able to
safety program.                                                          pay more competitive wages to law enforcement officers in
    When speaking of success, it is important to point out that          an effort to relieve retention issues that occurred when trained
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officers left for higher paying State and Federal jobs.                 here at the Summit, since this event is committed to improving
   More law enforcement officers are taking advantage of new            boating and water safety.
and better training that is made available through the in-                 This Plan is the result of over two years of hard work and is
creased funding to the States. States also are able to hire more        based on the latest data and research.
dedicated full time boating education personnel to provide the             I would like to thank the National Boating Safety Advisory
most effective boater safety education to the boaters in their          Council, under the Chairmanship of Jim Muldoon, for guiding
States.                                                                 the process and Mr. Fred Messmann, Boating Law Administra-
   States are purchasing hand held computers for onsite report-         tor from the State of Nevada, for leading the Committee that
ing, allowing officers more time on the water and less time             undertook the development of the Plan.
in the office. This technology will allow officers to complete             And, last but not least, my thanks to the numerous individu-
the Boating Accident Report on scene which will provide the             als representing over 17 organizations for their efforts and
capability to transmit the report to the Boating Accident Report        diligence in developing the Strategic Plan that will guide the
Database (BARD) ensuring timely accident reporting.                     National recreational boating safety program for the next five
Concentrated PFD Campaigns in Two States                                years.
   We are embarking on a new initiative to look at improve-
ments in one of the most proven ways that boaters can protect                      Presentation of a Resolution to
their lives on the water – and that is wearing a life jacket. For              The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
the past ten years, a group called JSI has been measuring life
jacket wear rates in select sites throughout the country.               This presentation was made in
   In 2006, they took a base measurement in two sites – Hous-           recognition of the 60th anniver-
ton, Texas – known as one of the highest-traffic recreational           sary of The Vessel Safety Check.
boating sites in the country – and Sacramento, Ca – a location          Warren McAdams accepted the
that endures its fair share of boating fatalities in a state that       award.
consistently ranks among the Top Ten for boating fatalities in
the nation.
   In those two sites, the state and organization partners are                      Mark Rosenker, Chairman NTSB
overseeing the planning and implementation of two compre-               A brief synopsis of the Chairman’s remarks were as follows:
hensive marketing campaigns throughout the Spring and Sum-                 Chairman Mark Rosenker of the National Transportation
mer of 2007 – leading up to JSI’s follow-up study in July and           Safety Board addressed three major topics of interest to recre-
August, at which time they will again measure life jacket wear          ational boating and maritime safety interests.
rates in these areas.                                                      First, the Safety Board’s MOST WANTED transportation
   Our goal? That these concentrated marketing and outreach             safety improvements list which includes recreational boating
initiatives will actually result in greater numbers of boaters          safety actions at the State level. The actions the Board has
wearing their life jackets in these areas – proving that out-         recommended include a mandatory boating education re-
reach and marketing efforts can make a difference.                      quirement for all boat operators, mandatory wear of personal
Strategic Planning                                                      flotation devices for children, and a requirement that renters
   The National Boating Safety Advisory Council has spon-               of personal watercraft (PWCs) be provided basic safety instruc-
sored a Strategic Planning Panel and Subcommittee, whose                tion before operating rented PWCs.
charge has been to develop a Strategic Plan to guide the US                The second topic addressed the results of the 2004 Forum
Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety in administering the               on Personal Flotation Devices and Recreational Boating held
National Recreational Boating Safety Program. Stakeholders              by the Safety Board in August 2004 and the safety recommen-
from all aspects of recreational boating have been involved in          dations issued to the Coast Guard, the National Association of
the strategic planning process.                                         State Boating Law Administrators, the National Marine Manu-
   The goals of the strategic plan are to reduce fatalities             facturers Association, and the Marine Retailers Association of
and injuries. In 2005, the USCG reported that 697 people                America.
were killed and 3,451 were injured in recreational boating                 The final topic covered the Safety Board’s investigation into
accidents. To achieve the strategic plan’s goals, 11 objectives         the tragic loss of life as a result of the capsizing of the Ethan
and numerous supporting strategies have been proposed to ad-            Allen capsizing, the subsequent training seminar held by the
dress increasing lifejacket usage, decreasing boating under the         Board in October 2006, and future actions.
influence, increasing boating safety awareness and education,
and improving manufacturer compliance with USCG regula-                              Hall of Fame Pin Presentation
tions.                                                                         Presented by Ruth Wood to Richard Schwartz,
   In conjunction with developing the Strategic Plan, the                 Founder and Chairman of the Boat Owners Association of
subcommittee is also in the process of establishing metrics to                         The United States (BoatU.S.)
quantify RBS’s progress on the overall goals of the Plan.                                           The National Safe Boating
   Measures of effectiveness are an essential component in                                       Council’s Hall of Fame Award
determining the success of a program and are of extreme                                          recognizes individuals who have
importance to the Office of Management and Budget and the                                        shown exemplary leadership by
Government Accountability Office, two agencies who evaluate                                      performing years of outstanding
the RBS program.                                                                                 service on behalf of safe boating
   I am honored to be here to sign this Plan representing the                                    and the council. All who have
USCG. It is appropriate to be holding this signing ceremony                                      received this award have made a
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lasting contribution to boating safety.                                    With the Plan being finalized by the Council and Panel
   The purpose of awarding this gold pin to past recipients is          in February of this year, we were then ready to seal our joint
so others will recognize them to be true champions of boating           commitment to implementing this Plan. A signing ceremony
safety.                                                                 was set up at this year’s International Boating and Water Safety
                                                                        Summit in San Antonio, Texas, where all of the participating
   “Measuring Success: The BoatU.S. Foundation                          partners present would sign the document to demonstrate their
  presents the methodology behind measuring the                         organization’s “buy-in” to the Plan. Other participating orga-
       success of their outreach campaign”                              nizations not able to attend the Summit would quickly be sent
           Chris Edmonston and Mark Damian Duda                         the Plan after this event so that they too could sign it and show
   For the past 6 years, the BoatU.S. Foundation has adminis-           their commitment.
tered a Coast Guard outreach campaign designed to bring safe               Thus, the evolution in boating safety is being realized. We
boating information to sportsmen. It seemed to be working, but          have the Plan, and we’ve begun implementation and some
there really wasn’t a way to measure success, until the Founda-         measurements. It’s time to put our money and efforts where
tion commissioned a statistical analysis of the Boating Accident        our words have been, and show those watching how we move
Report Database (BARD). By examining the BARD, the Founda-              beyond the plateau and further enhance boating safety.
tion has developed a new tool to help measure success of past
                                                                        The Birth of a Plan
outreach efforts, and to help bring focus to planned outreach
                                                                           We hope you saw a bunch of folks on the Riverwalk enjoy-
efforts.
                                                                        ing fine cigars – bubble gum cigars that is, because we were
                                                                        celebrating the birth of the National Recreational Boating
      “Stopping a Series of Unfortunate Events”                         Safety Program’s first Strategic Plan!
                        Dr. Edward Racht
                                                                           The National Boating Safety Advisory Council, working with
   Water related tragedy is always an end result of a series of
unfortunate events. One of the most powerful tools in medi-             the Strategic Planning Panel, had developed the Program’s
cine is recognizing successful interventions that decrease              goals and objectives. After much sweat and a little friction,
death and injury. Dr. Racht addressed the quest to better               members of the Council and the Panel have updated the ob-
understand drowning and the dramatic impact exploring oth-              jectives and birthed the specific strategies we will all employ
ers’ successes can have on stopping this series of unfortunate          to achieve our shared goals.
events in our own communities. With over 18 years in EMS,               Here’s our update:
Dr. Racht is also a Clinical Associate professor of Emergency              During the spring
Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical                and summer of
School and the chair of the Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advi-             2006, the Council
sory Council for the State of Texas.                                    and Panel recon-
                                                                        vened to develop
Strategic Plan of the National Recreational Boating                     the strategies and
                   Safety Program                                       assimilate the
      James Muldoon, Chairman, National Boating Safety                  plan. The expertise
                         Advisory Council                               of the members
        Jeff Hoedt, Chief, USCG Office of Boating Safety                was apparent. The
An Evolution Realized                                                   number of creative strategies they proposed was so volumi-
   The focus of developing a strategic plan for the National            nous, that there was insufficient time to address them all. What
Recreational Boating Safety Program was on the potential of             could we do to continue the progress of the plan? With direc-
this Plan to help us all realize the next evolution in boating          tion from the members, the Coast Guard’s Office of Boating
safety. While boating deaths have gone down tremendously                Safety created a ‘Strategy Prioritizer’ administered via e-mail
since the enactment of the Federal Boat Safety Act in 1971,             that allowed members to prioritize proposed strategies with-
and the number of recreational boats has grown so much                  out actually meeting in the same room. The ‘Prioritizer’ asked
in that time, we now find ourselves in what appears to be a             each member to rate each strategy on a scale so we could
plateau. Deaths have leveled off over recent years, and the             quantify its importance. The Prioritizer’s results gave us the
number of injuries is unacceptably high.                                data we needed to focus on the strategies deemed most impor-
   When we asked the National Boating Safety Advisory Coun-             tant by the Council and Panel. Strategies that did not “make
cil, and the Strategic Planning Panel that they created, whether        the cut” were combined with other strategies or tabled for
“we were there yet,” they said “no.” There is still more work           future consideration.
to do to improve safety and to further lower these numbers of              At the following meeting in October 2006, the Council
casualties (deaths and injuries). The Council and Panel then            and Panel discussed and shaped the final list of strategies and
worked over the past two years to develop a formal Plan that            established tools and benchmarks to measure each strategy’s
would guide us all in setting targets for our achievements and          performance. They also modified the goals and objectives so
in selecting strategies for us to implement to achieve those            that all parts fit together. After the meeting, they tasked the
targets. Even more, we’ve begun the process of measuring the            Office of Boating Safety with editing, clarifying, and putting
effectiveness of the strategies that we implement. This is essen-       the language of the strategic plan into one voice while remain-
tial so that we know that we’re putting our resources toward            ing within their vision. Before signing the plan, the members
efforts that are proven to work.                                        consulted with their organizations to ensure they support the
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                                                                         • Type of boating:
                                                                           Canoeing        (10)
                                                                           Fishing          (22)
                                                                           Kayaking         (8)
                                                                           Motor boating (29)
                                                                           Sailing        (8)
                                                                           Jet skiing      (19)

                                                                         • Do you wear a PFD?
                                                                           ALWAYS                    (15)
                                                                           NEVER                      (6)
                                                                           Sometimes                 (25)
plan and its implementation. Unless otherwise specified, each
                                                                           Only on a boat            (16)
signer not only signed for him/herself, but also for his/her orga-
                                                                           Boating on deep water      (17)
nization.
   After everyone’s hard work, are we now done? No. Now we               • Why not?
all begin the exciting process of implementing our strategies,             Not comfortable                   (22)
measuring whether they’re working, and adjusting them as                   “I can swim”                       (17)
data suggest.                                                              Not cool                            (7)
                                                                           Old enough, do not have to          (1)
      Moving the Needle on Life Jacket Wear …                              Life jackets are for losers!!!      (1)
              What should move you?
              Today’s Youth and PFDs                                     • Why students don’t wear lifejackets?
       Mediator: Brian Davidson, Recreation Manager,                       Do not need it.
              Lake Metroparks, Lake County, Ohio                           NOT FASHIONABLE
                                                                           Tough to wear
   Panelists: Nancy Christian, Adrian Fussell, Blake Kenyon,               Don’t have to wear it all the time
Eleni Karalexis, James Dodd with Chaperone/Teacher, Brenda                 Not comfortable                (22)
            Jacobsen, also Erin Shick and Beth Shick                       “I can swim”                    (8)
   Students in Ohio and Texas were surveyed about life jackets.            Not cool                         (2)
Over 400 students between the ages of 12 and 17 were                       Old enough, do not have to (1)
surveyed and this is what they were told: “Your information                Bad tan lines
will be presented by a panel of your peers in San Antonio                  Life jackets are for losers!!! (1)
Texas. We appreciate your HONEST answers which will serve
as an educational tool for those adults making decisions about           • Why students DO wear lifejackets?
Personal Flotation Devices (PFD’s), Life Jackets, about who                Parents rules
should wear them, when they should wear them, how old they                 Rafting, skiing, jet skiing
should be before they are allowed to be on a boat without                  “IT’S THE LAW”                 (4)
one, or if everyone should wear one at all times on boats                  In case there is an accident.
underway. We need your input to help us understand what                    So they do not drown           (8)
our youth might be comfortable wearing and why.”                           Because its relaxing to float on the water.
   And…these are their responses:                                          Because it absorbs the fall off of a PWC
Total Surveyed: 375 – 79 results recorded for this presentation.
Number of respondents to specific questions shown in                     • Do the people you are with wear a PFD? 12 Yes         6 No
parenthesis following answers.
                                                                         • Why do they wear them?
33 Male 42 Female                                                          So they do not drown
Ages: 13 (18)                                                              Serious boaters
       14 (38)                                                             Wear them wake boarding
       15 (11)                                                             Rough water
       16    (4)                                                           Because it’s the LAW!
       17    (5)
       18    (3)                                                         • Why do they not wear them?
• Are you a boater? 38 Yes         39 No                                   Not comfortable
                                                                           Do not have to
• Do your family/friends own a boat?      36 Yes     39 No                 Only wear when swimming off the boat
                                                                           NOT COOL
• How many times a year do you boat?
  0-20  (21)                                                             • Do you have a boating license? 12 Yes         42 No
  21-50   (8)
  51+    (2)                                                             • Do you know what the Federal Law says about
                                                                           lifejackets and boats? 21 Yes  15 No

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• What do you think the law should say about lifejackets?          • Do you think it is ever OK to NOT wear a life jacket?
  Required always          (17)                                      29 Yes    21 No
  Required under 12           (6)
  Required under 18           (4)                                  • How about your friend? Would they be likely to be seen
  If you can’t swim you have to wear them (4)                      wearing a life jacket? 14 Yes 6 No
  Deep water only
  Optional when swimming                                           • Would they wear one if their friends were not?
  No law                                 (6)                         4 Yes   3 No
  Don’t need them at all.
  Only to raise awareness                                          • Why?
  Water sports only                                                  They can swim
  Should be on for everyone.                                         They want to be safe
                                                                     Fast recovery
• When you think of a life jacket what do you picture?               Below deck
                                                                     Old enough to make your own choice
   a. 34         b. 4           c. 21             d. 1               Shallow water
                                                                     Not in the water
                                                                     Relaxing on a boat
                                                                     Experienced
• Do you know what an inflatable PFD is?
  Yes 44   No 11                                                   • The Perfect Life Jacket Design??
                                                                     Holds head above the water
• Have you ever worn or used an inflatable PFD?                      Very thin, comfortable, stylish, affordable
  Yes 14    No 40                                                    Belt type, small and very compact
                                                                     Tight fitting
• Could you be scared into wearing a PFD?                            Unnoticeable floating shirt
  Yes 25    No 30                                                    Gel Type
                                                                     Probably already exists
• Could a popular star/sports figure convince you to wear            Not the blow up ones
  a PFD? Yes 7      No 28                                            Drawings included a picture of a boat with motor and
                                                                     “Just don’t fall off”
• Those that could convince me??
  Bob Dillon, famous bands, Britney Spears, William                Special Thanks:
  Shatner, David Hasselhoff, “HOTTTTT models”                      Erin Shick, Mentor
                                                                   Memorial Jr. High, Ohio
• What would convince your friends to wear a PFD?                  Beth Shick, Shaker High
  Death a friend                                                   School, Ohio
  Cannot convince them                                             Susan Shick, arrangements
  Authority / Explain what can happen / Videos /                   with school in Ohio,
  Scare them / Threaten them                                       tallying, chaperoning to
                                                                   San Antonio
• Would real life testimonials from people in your age             Brandi Bradford, Texas
  group convince you to wear a PFD?                                Parks & Wildlife, arrangements with
  Yes 26    No 18       Maybe 1                                    the Texas Schools
                                                                   Blake Kenyon, James Dodd, Adam
• What media would present the message in the best manner          Miles, Nancy Christian, Lake Travis
  TV ad        (36)                                                High School, Texas
  Magazine ad (6)                                                  Brenda Jacobson, instructor from
  Radio        (8)                                                 Lake Travis
  Billboard    (5)                                                 Brain Davidson Lake Metroparks, Lake County Ohio, mediator
  Newspaper     (4)                                                The Spirit of America Foundation, Cecilia Duer, for producing
  Computer ad (4)                                                  and for their efforts in compiling the survey
                                                                      For more information on the presentation by these young
• Which would you remember longer or understand more/              adults and the survey results, please contact Cecilia Duer in
  have bigger impact?                                              the Spirit of America Office: 440-209-9805.
  Face-to-face presentation (43)
  Printed/radio statements? (8)                                                Life Jacket “Wear It” Campaign
                                                                          Virgil Chambers, National Safe Boating Council
• When do you think it is appropriate to wear a life jacket?
                                                                   Campaign Philosophy: Not just an introduction to a life jacket,
  Cold weather / foul weather (9)
                                                                   but a preamble to a life style.
  Water over my head          (17)
                                                                     The North American Safe Boating Campaign has histori-
  Swimming or boating alone (22)
                                                                   cally been a national grassroots campaign using a PR firm and
  Under a certain age?         (32 Yes)
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                                        Monday, March 5
volunteers from member organizations to disseminate boating                 NASBLA, BoatUS Foundation, the USCG and many other
safety information to the public. For the 2007 campaign, the                organizations to utilize any ideas and strategies in this effort
NSBC would like to continue to develop and implement a                      for other similar initiatives in states or through organizations
targeted campaign in one geographic location for the pur-                   across the country.
pose of measuring the results of a specific effort on life jacket           Campaign Components
wear. The area of Northern California, Delta Region was                        This initiative will begin around National Safe Boating Week
chosen because it is one of the locations where the JSI Life                (May 19 - 25, 2007) and continue throughout the summer. Us-
Jacket wear rate study takes place and it has a great need for a            ing different supporting elements, this targeted approach will
targeted campaign to increase life jacket wear. The NSBC will               work to hit the audience “seven times in seven ways”.
work with the California Department of Boating and Water-
ways, the USCG, BoatUS Foundation, and any other interested                 Elements
organization to pool resources and work together to create a                “The seven times in seven ways” approach.
highly targeted media campaign aimed at a change in behav-                     A commonly-cited marketing principle, “seven times in
ior among the general public of this region.                                seven ways” describes how marketers can give their mes-
                                                                            sage the best chance of being heard by their target audience.
Objectives                                                                  On average, it takes a typical consumer – who is bombarded
    More specifically, the objectives of this special geographical          daily with 2,000 or more marketing and advertising messages
campaign effort are:                                                        – seven times to remember any one particular message. Share
      • To increase life jacket wear among the California Delta             your message with that person in seven different ways – televi-
        community and general boating public                                sion, radio, print, internet, etc. – and you’ll make that chance
      • To increase public awareness about the comfort and                  even greater by ensuring that your message doesn’t “bypass”
        availability of inflatable life jackets to enhance the safety       your target.
        of boaters in the Delta Region
      • To begin a yearly plan to create a change in behavior               Media
        among the boaters and the greater Delta community                      The NSBC, the USCG and the California Department of
      • To show a measurable increase in life jacket wear via               Boating and Waterways will work together to implement a
        the JSI study or other accepted studies                             targeted media effort using paid advertising in addition to the
      • To raise the level of consciousness among the general               public relations. This media effort will include press releases,
        public in regards to life jacket wear                               PSAs, podcasts and public relations events. We will leverage
                               The campaign will consist of ad-             media efforts with the USCG top rate communication firm,
                            vertising, public relations, messaged           PCI.
                            items, sponsorships, signage, direct            Website
                            mailing, celebrity recruitment, life               A site has been purchased, designed and designated as the
                            jacket wear evaluations, person-to-             official website of this targeted effort. www.WearItCalifornia.
                            person contact via a special public             com Each state that would like to use this targeted effort site as
                            relations boat, events, volunteers and          a template for their individual safety campaigns will be able
                            survey measurement.                             to use this site to gather information about these campaigns
                               The NSBC will predominantly be               across the country. The “Wear It” site will display items such
                            using an approach known as experi-              as best practices for educating the public about life jacket
ential marketing for this targeted effort. This kind of approach            wear, media efforts, life jackets used, details on events and
allows our audience to interact face to face with the “product”             event public relations, marketing techniques and methods and
(life jacket wear), making them more receptive to the message               any other valuable information that was gained from previous
being generated and enhancing brand perception, allowing for                experiences that would help states when planning their own
a larger impact of our message. We believe through informa-                 campaigns.
tion gained by interviewing other groups that used this tech-                  The website will be set up for the general public to use
nique that the best way to accomplish this particular approach              a reference tool to learn about safe boating practices, life
is to have a boat on the water in the area being targeted for               jackets, activities in their area and other general boating safety
face to face interaction and intervention. This boat will act as            information. They will also be able to go on the site to learn
a key public relations tool of the campaign and will patrol the             more about the targeted initiative and the on the water life
water in order to get people informed and excited about wear-               jacket team to become more involved in the campaign.
ing the new, more comfortable style of life jackets. We will be             Collateral
looking for retailers to donate other prizes for the boat to give              Items such as maps, guides, whistles, t-shirts, coupons,
away while on the water.                                                    bottle water, etc displaying the campaign logo and boating
    This targeted effort will work with and build upon the                  safety messages will be handed out to the boaters to help
campaign message “Wear It!” The campaign will continue to                   promote this effort, get our message out to the general public,
focus on life jackets and their effectiveness in saving lives in            and encourage life jacket wear. These items will be useful as
recreational boating. We will narrow this focus to a specific               reminders since they are more likely to be kept/used by the
target area that has a high number of recreational boating                  boater as opposed to a flyer or postcard. This effort will be
fatalities. The campaign will target the general public, the                coordinated with the BoatUS Foundation who will be focusing
Delta boating community as well as the high risk boaters of                 on targeting anglers in the same designated area.
the Delta region. This slogan will continue to be promoted in
an effort to establish brand recognition between our theme,                 On the Water Life Jacket Team
campaign logo and boating safety. The NSBC will work with                      The “Life Jacket Wear It Campaign Boat Team” is an impor-

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                                       Monday, March 5
tant component of the experiential marketing approach since                 Zone” while launching their boat it may remind them to put
face to face dialogue and one-on-one marketing is critical                  one on.
to the success of this kind of marketing. The idea behind this              Much to be done in 2007!
team is to hire charismatic and enthusiastic young adults (21
and over) to get the boaters on the water, who might not oth-               Make it a personal pledge to communicate “Wear It” clearly
erwise have participated in this life jacket awareness program              seven times/seven ways
without the personal interaction, involved in this initiative and           • person by person,
excited about wearing their life jackets. This team will patrol             • family by family,
the water on cool looking Yamaha Decal Wrapped Boats that                   • boating community by boating community.
will be outfitted with a designed cover and special decals
and stickers to designate it as an “official” boat of the Wear It               Depicting the Accident Process with the new
campaign.                                                                        ACA Sea Kayak Video: “Decide to Return:
    From this Yamaha donated boat the team will generate inter-                      A Strategy for Safe Sea Kayaking”
est in the topic of life jacket wear through a variety of means                                    Robert Kauffman
including one-one-one interaction with the boating public                   This session is designed as a stand-alone session or to comple-
and the distribution of message items such as bottled water,                ment and build upon the breakout session presentation.
tattoos, stickers, inflatable life jackets for adults, and comfort-
able life jackets for children. The team will encourage the                 1. Introduction of the new video (5 minutes)
boaters to stop by, pick up some items and talk to them about                   a. New USCG video funded under the Coast Guard grant
life jacket wear in order to motivate people to wear their life                    program.
jackets as part of the positive and healthy boating life style. We              b. Its purpose is to help people focus on safety before the
will have a limited number of children’s life jackets to “loan”                    accident occurs.
out in order to get the children excited about the “wear it”                    c. This session introduces people to the video; the
approach. In these instances with children we will be appeal-                      Wednesday breakout session will go into the specifics
ing to the family boater who will be more likely to become                         on how the video can be used in boating safety educa-
involved in the campaign if it includes the younger boater.                        tion programs.
    Boaters who agree to participate in the life jacket wear sur-
                                                                            2. Show the video (15 minutes) Show the video straight
vey will be “permanently loaned” a high quality inflatable life
                                                                               through without commentary or analysis.
jacket for the summer months so long as they agree to wear
the life jacket at all times on the water and complete a post-              3. Followup: (5 minutes)
season on-line survey.                                                         a. Thank everyone who contributed to the making of the
    All donated boats will be used as public relations tools                       video: Pam Dillon, Russ Nichols, ACA and USCG.
throughout the campaign and be returned at the end of the                      b. Obtain the video from the ACA.
summer. Sponsors of these boats (manufacturers or retailers)                   c. Remind everyone that the Wednesday breakout session
will have their logo displayed on all public relations materials.                  will go into the specifics on how the video can be used
    This “Life Jacket Wear It Campaign Boat Team” will receive                     in boating safety education programs.
specific training in boat operation, life jackets including proper
wear and use, and specifics on how to contact and interact                  Goals and Target Audience:
with the public for this campaign. Each team member will be                    a. The target audience is the general conference partici-
appropriately trained. Each will be asked to sign and agree to                    pants
a “code of conduct” which describes expected behavior for                      b. The goals of the session is to introduce the new safety
this important public interaction.                                                video
Events                                                                      Resumes:
    Events will be organized at marinas, launch ramps and                   The following is an abbreviated listing of the credentials and
other areas to help promote this initiative. The NSBC and the               involvement of the presenter, Dr. Robert Kauffman.
California Department of Boating and Waterways will work to                    a. Summary statement of Dr. Kauffman’s involvement in
get the local radio stations involved so people will come to the                  boating safety and in the video
site to learn more about Wear It California and receive items                  b. He has been involved in boating safety for over 25 years
displaying safety messages. The NSBC effort to gather “Saved                      which includes: the making of two videos, two wall-
by the Jacket” stories can be used as a hook with survivors to                    charts, the author of a boating safety textbook, serving
talk about their stories.                                                         on the BOD of the American Canoe Association, etc.
                                                                               c. He was responsible for the video: conceptualized the
Life Jackets                                                                      grant project, wrote the grant, was the grant project
    Life jackets will be handed out to boaters at events and on                   director, co-wrote the script, etc.
the water for boaters to be able to learn more about the new                   d. He has presented before at the Summit on a variety of
inflatable life jackets that are available. All adult inflatable and              topics.
children’s life jackets will be loaned to the boater on the con-
dition that they fill out a pre and post evaluation survey and
wear the life jacket at all times while on the water.                       USACE Meeting
Signage                                                                     Paddlesport Safety Meeting
    Signs will be placed at marinas and launch ramps to remind              FERC/Hydropower Meeting
boaters to wear their jackets at the “point of sale”(point of
launch). If they see a sign saying “Wear It” or “Life Jacket                USCG RBS Meeting
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                                     Tuesday, March 6
     Extreme Sports Activities – “Go Extreme!”                             It is through your individual efforts as safe boating program
      Moderator: Brandi Bradford, State Boater Education                providers that as many individuals are being reached with the
                Coordinator – TX Parks & Wildlife                       safe boating message. Do not forget to include almost 20% of
    Panelists: Chris Manthos, Executive Director - American             the US population in this message.
 Watercraft Association; Brandon Rizzo, Vice-President - Bay               Water is the ultimate equalizer. When people get out on the
Area Personal Watercraft Association; Ross Skrudland, Profes-           water, despite the type of craft being used, they are all boaters
   sional Wakeboarder/Boating/Wakeboard Instructor; Nita                and should all be encouraged to help share the safe boating
  Walker Boles, National Spokesperson - Coalition of Parents            message.
                   and Families for PWC Safety
   Personal watercraft and wakeboard professionals, as well                           Side Scan Sonar Introduction
as families of injured victims, held a panel discussion about                 Texas Game Wardens Chris Dowdy and Roy Johnson
extreme sports and how to reach teens and young adult audi-                Searching for drowning and boating accident victims is a
ences who participate in them, in an effort to put SAFETY and           critical part of the Texas Game Warden’s job. The use of sonar
EDUCATION in Extreme Sports.                                            technology is being used as an effective tool by two officers
   Panelists discussed newest trends in their sports and other          who have had considerable success conducting searches and
up and coming boating and water related sports going on                 finding drowning victims.
around the country, safety, and education related issues for               Game Wardens Roy Johnson and Chris Dowdy presented a
each. Panelists will also discussed recent concerns and recalls         power point presentation on the capabilities of the side-scan
of some of the equipment used in these Extreme Sports. While            Sonar and its use by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
presenting the “fun facts” about each of the sports they also           in locating drowning victims and submerged objects. The
examined the inherent dangers of some of the sports when                presentation is an introduction to using the Hummingbird Side
proper education and appropriate equipment use is not ad-               Scan Sonar instrument. They acquired the instrument a year
hered to. The panel presented the importance of introducing             ago and have been traveling to area lakes and assisting other
our youth to a sports lifestyle while making a determination,           officers and agencies in locating victims.
with the assistance of the audience, of what will work best to             The Side Scan Sonar instrument helps the officers cover a
educate these youth and therefore, keep them safe. Q&A ses-             greater area to pinpoint locations faster than with traditional
sion with audience was included.                                        search methods, such as the body drag. Officers can make
                                                                        quick passes thru the search areas, and if they “hit” on some-
    Inclusive Boating Education & Opportunities                         thing, they can then send divers, or implement the body drag
 Jeremy Oyen: American Canoe Association, Director, Safety              system again since they have an exact location to check.
 Edcuation & Instruction and Scott LeBlanc, CTRS: University               The presentation covered the systems capabilities including
                      of the Incarnate Word                             screen displays, tracking and Geographic Positioning System
   Offering Inclusive Boating Education opportunities can               (GPS) location, and its map display capabilities. Screen views
allow program providers and educators to reach the largest              of actual items that have been located were also demon-
minority group in the nation: Persons with Disabilities.                strated, including boats, vehicles and a helicopter engine, and
   According to the 2000 Census, the total US population was            a diver that was located (and later rescued) using the sonar
281,421,906. The number of persons with a disability was                system. Other items that the officers have located include
49,746,248 or 17.7% of the total population.                            fish traps and fish nets. The presentation of a new system that
   Currently an all volunteer group of instructors, paddlers and        could be used to see underwater when conducting recovery
outdoor enthusiasts are offering such programs through the              operations generated much interest from the general audi-
Team River Runner program at the Walter Reed Army Hospital              ence and was followed up with a hands-on demonstration at a
in Washington DC. This unique program, in cooperation with              nearby lake.
the Wounded Warriors project allows men and women in our                   On-water demonstrations were conducted on Lake Braunig
armed forces the opportunity to utilize kayaking as a form of           on March 6, 2007. This also proved the effectiveness of the
therapy and immersion back into society by means of a recre-            instrument in locating underwater objects. Riders were taken
ational activity.                                                       to the location of a sunken boat and an underwater pipeline
   With the cooperation of the American Canoe Association,              found on the lake bottom. This included actually viewing
Team River Runner, Disabled Sports USA, and the Brooke                  the objects on the sonar’s screen discuss the effectiveness in
Army Medical Center’s new Center for the Intrepid, a                  recovery efforts. Participants were very impressed at the clarity
program will be offered to staff, paddlesport instructors and           of the images shown. Several agencies stated that the side-scan
patients to increase the use of boating as a modality for               equipment they had been shown would cost around $50,000/
therapy. The use of these non-traditional methods of recreation         unit. The side-scan sonar demonstrated at Lake Braunig costs
for therapy allows individuals to continue to bridge the gap            around $2,000/unit. Some agencies that had been looking at
between rehabilitation, therapy and society.                            the expensive side-scan system stated they would now be able
   Such programming can be developed and offered through-               equip their entire fleet with the Humminbird side-scan system
out the boating community. Benefits of offering Inclusive Boat-         at a cost much less than one of the more expensive systems.
ing Opportunities include:                                                 Presented by Texas Game wardens Roy Johnson kenneth.
     • Building of individual’s life skills                             johnson@tpwd.state.tx.us and Chris Dowdy chris.dowdy@
                                                                        tpwd.state.tx.us. Roy has been with the department for 10
     • Therapeutic value                                                years and works in West Texas. Chris has five year’s experience
     • Social interaction                                               in the North Texas area.
     • Enjoyment
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                                     Tuesday, March 6
                                                                         on running rivers in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
                   BREAK OUT SESSIONS
                                                                         Youth Water Safety Team: This small group of volunteer teen-
                                                                         agers met twice a week at Denali Outdoor Center’s Otto Lake
          Boating Safety Youth Award Winner                              headquarters and then on the Nenana River. Each week, they
                    Kris Capps, Director of the
                                                                         learned a different craft: rafts, inflatable kayaks, hard-shell
             Denali Borough Water Safety Program
                                                                         kayaks. They learned water safety and basic paddling skills.
    This community program began in the Denali Borough
                                                                         They became instructors for water safety classes for younger
School District in March 2006 with the Kids Don’t Float
                                                                         children throughout the summer and special volunteers for the
Program, continued with “Water Safety Week” at the Tri-Val-
                                                                         30th Annual Nenana River Wildwater Festival.
ley Community Library in April and culminated in a series of
water safety classes for kids, formation of a Denali Borough             River Banner: Denali Quilters, a group of talented commu-
Youth Water Safety Team, and a week-long series of events                nity quilters, designed and created a colorful and spectacular
during the 30th Annual Nenana River Wildwater Festival, a                four-foot by eight-foot quilted river banner that became our
statewide event held right here in our community. Here’s how             “Banner.” We turned this banner into cards that we sold to
it all happened:                                                         raise money for the water safety program.
Kids Don’t Float: This is an Alaska state-sponsored program              National Sponsorship: Kokatat Watersports Wear generously
that promotes water safety and use of lifejackets, spear-                sent us six kid-size dry suits. The Denali Borough Water Safety
headed in the school by Skills For A Healthy Life Teacher Lori           Program is now featured in the Kokatat Catalog and on the
Brewer. Rock-N-Roll donated materials for a “loaner board”               new community page on their website.
sign, to be erected at Otto Lake. A high school class built the          Kids Water Safety Day: The second annual Kids Water Safety
sign and volunteers erected it. Kid-size life jackets were avail-        Day included Leave No Trace workshops by the National Park
able for loan, for free, throughout the summer.                          Service, barbecuing by Lions Club (food donated by local
Americorps: Tri-Valley High School Junior Jeff Shelton, 17,              restaurants), canoe lessons by Fairbanks Paddlers, safe boating
was our newest Americorps volunteer. In exchange for com-                lessons by Denali Outdoor Center.
munity service hours, he received college scholarship money.             River Panel – “Motors, Boaters, Floaters and More.” Rivers us-
His focus: water safety. He attended a Whitewater Symposium              ers who had never been in the same room together before met
in Colorado in October 2005, where he met nationally-known               and discussed river issues. This included private boaters, com-
paddlers and collected ideas for ways to teach water safety to           mercial boaters, Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Coast
children.                                                                Guard, jet boat operator, Alaska State Trooper and National
Teaching Water Safety: Jeff and fellow Americorps volunteer              Park Service planner.
Nicola Allen taught five water safety lessons to Tri-Valley              Gold Medal Connections: Olympic paddlers Joe Jacobi and
School middle-schoolers, who then created presentations for              Bob Campbell visited Denali and held gold medal classes for
elementary students. (One group created an iMovie as part of             youth and adults and made community presentations about
their presentation.) In 2007l we intend to expand this program           “Living the Gold Medal Life.”
throughout the borough.
Water Safety Calendar: DBSD Art Teacher Ilah Reynar helped                                Podcasts – Toy or Tool?
elementary students draw what they learned about water                      Tim Smalley, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources,
safety. Denali Borough Service Learning turned this artwork                                    Boat & Water Safety Unit
into a calendar, which we sold to raise money to expand the                  I hadn’t really thought much about podcasts until the
Kids Don’t Float Program to the Nenana River put-ins.                    November 2005 TV sweeps, when one of the local stations did
Water Safety Logo Contest: Denali Borough Service Learning               a story on podcasting. A podcast, to put in as non-technogeek-
sponsored a water safety logo contest, open to all students in           ish terms as possible, is a radio show posted on the Internet.
the Denali Borough, The winner received a free raft trip for             You can listen to it on your computer, or if you have an iPod
four on the Nenana River, compliments of Denali Outdoor                  like device, its software will automatically go out and look
Center. The logo became an integral part of the water safety             where you tell it to find the podcasts to which you have
program.                                                                 subscribed. To back up a little, the word “podcast” comes from
                                                                         the now ubiquitous iPod from Apple.
Water Safety Week at the Community Library: Tri-Valley
                                                                             After seeing the TV news show, I had a “eureka!” moment.
Community Library designated the last week of April, National
                                                                         It’s easy, it’s cheap, and most importantly - it’s an efficient
Library Week, as “Water Safety Week.” Usibelli Foundation
                                                                         and cool way to get our message to the public. I bought a
supported this with a generous grant. Rivers were the focus for
                                                                         couple of books on Podcasting and within a couple of weeks,
the entire week.
                                                                         the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources had its first
    *Denali Outdoor Center brought in a variety of river craft
                                                                         podcast posted on our website. I am in the boat and water
and spent the day talking with students (pre-school-grade 5)
                                                                         safety unit of our department and am always trying to figure
about water safety and included an evening presentation for
                                                                         out new ways to get people to pay attention to our water safety
the community.
                                                                         message, whether it is in the summer or winter. Of course,
    *Float Your Boat and Drink A Float – more than 50 kids
                                                                         when you mention the word “safety”, people run screaming
descended on the library, donned life jackets, then proceeded
                                                                         for the hills.
to make their own boats and float them on the homemade
                                                                             Instead, I asked a local pro-angler, Terry Tuma, to come in
indoor river and lake. They also enjoyed root beer “floats” and
                                                                         to talk about ice fishing. (A sport where we in the snowbelt sit
practiced wearing life jackets properly.
                                                                         and stare at a hole cut in the ice for hours, don’t catch much,
    *Longtime river runner Julie Boselli presented a slide show
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                                     Tuesday, March 6
but are still happy as flash-frozen clams.) We’re fortunate to
have Steve Carroll on staff who has worked in TV news and                  The Summit Singers entertained the General Assembly
sports, has “The Voice”, and terrific interview skills. I asked            on Monday with their lively rendition of “Yellow Rose of
him to interview Terry and me in our little recording booth                Texas.”
about ice fishing. Terry talked about ice fishing. At appropriate          The crowd
times I would jump in with my safety schtick. Our AV guy                   responded
recorded us and converted the file to a 30 minute long MP3                 with a rousing
file. Our web guru had it up on our website a short time later.            standing
    Was it worth it? We checked with our web person as to                  ovation.
how many people actually downloaded it. The podcast was                    (OK...
downloaded 2,500 times in December. I suspect most of those
                                                                           maybe not.)
downloads were listened to on home computers rather than
portable devices but the actual pod link was hit 807 times
- those are actual times the file was scanned by people’s
“podcatcher” software. Our second podcast, posted in early                  a. Briefly, introduce the presenter, the making of the video,
January, was downloaded nearly 3,500 times.                                    and the behind the scenes of the video.
    Our web folks tell us that these are very good numbers,                 b. Three parts of the accident process: a) factors leading up
especially for a first try with something with such a low cost                 to the incident, the incident, and the injury, damage or
for the department (several hours of staff time and the cup of                 loss.
coffee I bought for our fishing pro) to produce and post on the             c. The audience will participate in identifying the factors
web. If you have a quiet place to record that isn’t too echo                   contributing to the accident within the video and how
prone, a decent microphone, and a computer with recording                      the video can be used to teach boating safety.
software (we use the free “Audacity” program www.audacity.               2. “The Accident Process” (37 minutes)
sourceforge.net) and a book on Podcasting you can do this. I                a. Factors leading up to an accident are often divided into
found “Podcasting the do-it-yourself Guide” and “Podcasting                    three types of factors:
for Dummies” (very appropriate in my case!) very helpful.                      1) human factors
    Your web person will be able to help you get your MP3 on                   2) environmental factors
your agency’s website and you will learn in the books how                      3) equipment factors
to submit your podcast to search engines which will help                    b. Three parts of the typical accident
people find you. We also did a couple of press releases and                    1) factors leading up to an accident a) human, b) envi-
since it was a slow news cycle we got some very good positive                  ronmental and c) equipment factors
coverage which I am sure helped boost our “ratings”. That and                  2) incident: an incident after which without intervention
the fact that 13 million people got an iPod for Christmas!                     there will be injury, damage or loss (e.g. person slips on
You can listen to the 14 podcasts we now have posted on an                     the wet sidewalk, kayakers capsize in this video)
MP3 player or any just about home computer connected to the                    3) series of events after the incident (e.g. in the video,
internet at www.dnr.state.mn.us and click on DNR Podcasts.                     once the participants are in the water, they are subject
Helpful Resources:                                                             to hypothermia and without rescue, injury or death)
• Podcasting For Dummies by Tee Morris and Evo Terra                        c. Application of the Williamson’s Model of factors leading
• Podcasting, the do it yourself guide by Todd Cochrane                        to an accident
• Step by step tutorial “screencast” on podcasting at http://               d. The movie will be shown in segments
showme.physics.drexel.edu/bradley/DrexelCoAS042-WS001.                      e. Participants will identify the factors present as the movie
html                                                                           progresses
• Audacity (free recording software) http://audacity.                          1) Segment #1: Bedroom scene
sourceforge.net/                                                               2) Segment #2: Hugging the shore
• “Lame Encoder” (need to add into Audacity to be able                         3) Segment #3: The decision in the cove to paddle to the
to produce MP3 audio files) - http://www-users.york.ac.uk/                        island
~raa110/audacity/lame.html                                                     4) Segment #4: “The capsize”
• Instructions how to add Lame Encoder to Audacity http://                     5) Segment #5: In the water and the rescue
audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq?s=install&i=lame-mp3                   3. Summary and Conclusions (8 minutes)
• Blogger (used in the Drexel tutorial screencast – above)                  a. Review of the video in terms of its use as an educational
www.blogger.com                                                                tool.
Feedburner (used in the Drexel tutorial screencast – above)                 b. Discuss where and from whom participants can obtain
www.feedburner.com                                                             the video and educational materials.
                                                                            c. Thank everyone for their participation and dismiss the
    Depicting the Accident Process with the new                                session.
     ACA Sea Kayak Video: “Decide to Return:                             Goals and Target Audience:
         A Strategy for Safe Sea Kayaking”                                  a. The target audience is boating safety instructors from
                       Robert Kauffman                                         across the country.
This session is designed as a stand-alone session or to comple-             b. The goals are:
ment and build upon the general session presentation.                          1) to instruct boating safety instructors on how this
1. Introduction of the presenter and how the session will                      video can be used for safety education.
   work (5 minutes)                                                            2) to introduce the new safety video.
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                      Rental Education                                   1) Mandatory education targets only teens or children in
        Fred F. Messmann, Deputy Chief Game Warden,                      a specific age range; 2) Creation of a born-on or after date
 Nevada Department of Wildlife and Bruce L. Rowe, Director               for mandatory education requirements; or 3) Mandatory
      of Marine Services, Forever Resorts, Scottsdale, AZ                education includes everyone or will include everyone after
   The U.S. Coast Guard has contracted to design and develop             a phase-in period. In addition, 52 states have PFD wear
a rental package designed for livery operators for pre rental            requirements for specific age groups or during specific water
briefings for their customers. It includes a check list and a            activities.
training video to show the livery operators how to use it. It                 The top 10 states with the lowest number of fatalities per
contains both generic and specific safety issues and features            100,000 boats were Iowa, Delaware, Minnesota, Michigan,
specific to a particular vessel type. The presentation consisted         Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Vermont, Ohio,
primarily of what materials have already been developed,                 and Connecticut. These 10 states all had some type of
where the Coast Guard is at in the development of the rental             mandatory education in place and the average length of
package, but primarily sought input from the audience for                time for the education system to be in place was 11 years.
these packages.                                                          Minnesota has had mandatory education in place for an
                                                                         astonishing 31 years! A total of 4 of the states have a boating
Best Practices for Safe Boating Education Programs                       program in the public schools for youth and 9 of the 10 had
Emily King, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division                PFD wear requirements. A total of 6 of the 10 states issued
of Watercraft, Public Information & Education Manager and                over 5,000 boating education certificates per year and all of
          Gail Kulp, NASBLA Education Director                           the top 10 states had at least 1 full-time person on staff for
                                                                         boating education.
Program Description                                                           The final conclusion was that having a successful boating
This presentation outlined the ways in which the education               program involves more than just having mandatory education
programs for the states are alike and different as we move               in place. Many factors affect the fatality rate in states.
towards a more unified approach to boating safety education              Marketing, staffing, education, awareness campaigns, and
programs. Data was presented from the U.S. Coast Guard                   other factors all play a part in a state’s boating fatality rate.
Accident Statistics to compare to results of a survey of all of          Those states listed in the top 10 are there because they have
the states which was conducted in 2006.                                  been proactive in education.
Program Summary
     The catalyst for this project began in the fall of 2005                                Nobody’s Waterproof
in response to a charge for the Education Committee of the                  Jennifer McCrocklin-Scharlach, Boating and Water Safety
National Association of State Boating Law Administrators                     Education Coordinator, Lower Colorado River Authority
(NASBLA). The charge consisted of determining the best                   1. The “Nobody’s Waterproof” water-safety marketing
practices for boating education in the states. An online survey          campaign uses a combination of advertising, media relations
was developed and sent to each of the 50 states for their                and outreach to reach its target audience, primarily young
responses. The territories and the District of Columbia were             males ages 18 to 34 and their significant others. According to
omitted from the survey due to financial restraints of the               statistics, younger males are the most likely to be injured or
survey instrument. We had 100% participation in this survey,             die in lake accidents.
which is no small feat!                                                  • English- and Spanish-language ads ran on local radio
     The survey requested information from the states on                     stations, and area restaurants and businesses displayed
a variety of topics related to boating education. The first                  colorful posters and banners, which reinforce the safety
question asked whether or not the state had a mandatory                      message. Businesses also distributed waterproof palm cards
education requirement in place. Subsequent questions asked                   that list safety tips and emergency information for lake
about the length of time the requirement has been in place                   users.
and whether or not the legislation has been modified since               • LCRA is planning a minimum of three “Nobody’s
it was first stared. Other questions asked about PFD wear                    Waterproof” boat tours this spring and summer. The team
requirements in the states, boat registration requirements, and              will also conduct land-based outreach at LCRA parks,
how many people were certified to boat in the state for each                 where they will hand out the waterproof safety cards and
of the past 5 years. Another section of the survey focused on                test lake knowledge with fun trivia questions.
the boating education programs in place for the states and it
asked the states to list any boating campaigns in which they             2. Instead of re-inventing the wheel the Nobody’s Waterproof
were involved. The survey also asked how many people are                 team looked to utilize current Safety weeks and celebration,
on staff, as either volunteers or part or full-time employees, in        such as National Safe Boating Week. Our six main safety
the education and communication offices. Finally, the survey             issues and tips were:
asked the states to list the goals they had for their agency’s
boater education program and how they measure whether                    Key Messages—Safety Tips
these goals are reached.                                                    1) Always swim with a friend and recognize the signs of
     The information collected in the survey was analyzed                someone in trouble. Watch your buddies, friends and family
and compared to the U.S. Coast Guard’s boating statistics.               – be alert.
Many interesting revelations were discovered through this                   2) Always wear a lifejacket; don’t overestimate your
project. First, it was discovered that 47 states had some                swimming ability.
type of mandatory education in place. There are three basic                 3) Drink responsibly. Alcohol affects coordination and
types of mandatory education that are utilized by the states:            judgment.
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   4) Know the lake, be aware of your surroundings at all                5. Armed with water guns, floating “noodles” and water-
times.                                                                   safety trivia, specially trained lifeguards set sail in the summer
    5) Have required equipment on board and make sure that               2006 on Lakes Travis and LBJ in a unique campaign to
it works correctly.                                                      inform people how to have a good time on the lakes without
   6) Nobody’s Waterproof – play it safe on the lake.                    compromising safety.
   When possible we used other organizations and campaign                    LCRA sponsoring its first on-the-water and land based
to strengthen our campaign and create a virtual coalition of             public education campaign in 2006 called “Nobody’s
organizations and members with a vested interest in Boating              Waterproof,” which encourages people to “play it safe on
and Water Safety.                                                        the lake.” The “Nobody’s Waterproof” outreach crew—all of
                                                                         whom are certified lifeguards—cruised around the lakes on
3. The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) branched out                specially outfitted pontoon boats, visiting popular hangouts
in to new territory this year with its Nobody’s Waterproof               like Devil’s Cove and Pace Bend Park on Lake Travis as well
Campaign. LCRA took steps to implement the first multi year              as Granite Beach Recreation Area on Lake LBJ. The group
boating and water safety campaign. Nobody’s Waterproof                   also visited county and local parks to set up interactive games
Campaign is the brainchild of Tuerff-Davis EnviroMedia                   for all ages to educate on boating and water safety. One of
Inc., a public relations firm in Austin, TX that prides itself on        the areas that the group was requested to be at due to several
Advertising and PR with a conscience. EnviroMedia is known               drownings in the area was Bob Wentz Park on Lake Travis. The
for their experiential marketing approach to campaigns. For              life guards set up the interactive games and spread out across
this demographic studies have shown that the experiential                the swimming area to spread the word, Nobody’s Waterproof!”
approach of going where the people are and educating in a                The primary target of the campaign will be males between the
fun and entertaining way has worked really well. There were              ages of 18 and 34, the age group statistically the most likely to
three ways that the campaign was changed at LCRA. Instead                be injured or to die in the water.
of a governmental approach to outreach Nobody’s Waterproof                   The “Nobody’s Waterproof” pontoon boats were covered in
would hit the parks and the waters of the Highland Lakes of              bold banners, while amplifying popular music to engage lake
central Texas and go where the people were going. The main               users with interactive trivia games and giveaways, including
object was to be seen, interact with patrons of the lakes and            commemorative T-shirts, floating key chains, koozies and
change reckless behavior with education. Secondly, instead               “noodles.”
of taking on the cost solely, LCRA leveraged the cost of the                 The Nobody’s Waterproof outreach crew reached swimmers
campaign by looking for sponsors that had a vested interest in           and boaters, as well as people on shore, to make them aware
public safety. And lastly by using a PR firm to coordinate the           of safety concepts at the place and time that can have the best
outreach educational staff.                                              impact on behavior.
    In the past years the campaign budget was based on the                   All of these events were also in coordination with Boating
available funds of two LCRA departments, Water surface                   Safety Courses and Water Safety Presentations.
management and Corporate Communications. The total
amounts of the funds averaged per year around $40,000.                   6. Program Advertisments
LCRA reached out to businesses on the lake, major retailers
of boating safety supplies, and other community stewards for             Goals
help in this project. When all in-kind and cash donations                   While the ultimate goal of the campaign is to save lives,
were totaled the amount to spend on the campaign reached                 in year one we wanted to establish a baseline from which to
over $100,000.                                                           measure future success.
    LCRA created this campaign due to the fact that Texas                • Reach 5,000 to 6,000 individuals within the target market
still ranks number four in the nation in the total number of                through face-to-face communications
boat fatalities. Texas also has one of the largest numbers of            • Attract more than 5,000 visitors to the Web site.
registered boats. Lake Travis, the most popular of the highland          • Generate media coverage of the campaign and follow-up
lakes for recreational use, has a very high average of use and              stories in 80% of regional media.
a high fatality rate. The majority of these deaths are due to            • Begin to generate word-of-mouth or audience-driven
drowning, no pfd usage, and alcohol. The people dying on the                opportunities on other Web sites or programs.
lake are males 18-34 years old. Each other lake on the Lower             • Garner support and interest in the program from potential
Colorado River has its on concerns as well. The campaign                    new partners and sponsors.
tries to customizes the needs of each individual lake and it
users, but keeps with one main idea….Nobody’s Waterproof.                Key Tactics and Materials Used
    For LCRA and all of our partners this was the first “go              • Nobody’s Waterproof outreach crew
where they go” approach to boating and water safety on the               • Point Of Sale (POS) safety tips (English and Spanish)
Highland Lakes. Everything about the campaign was unique.                • Safety posters
Our target audience was the group of individuals which is the            • www.nobodyswaterproof.com
most likely to have a fatality and the hardest to reach. We had          • Pledge cards
to totally look outside of the box in almost all cases.                  • Games and “gimme” prizes
                                                                         • Proactive media relations (tips and campaign information)
4. Target Audiences                                                      • Press conference and celebrity spokesperson
Primary      • Males, 18-34 years old                                      (Press release, FAQ, campaign materials)
Secondary • Partners, peers, girlfriends (“buddies”)                     • Radio reads (Lakes LBJ and Buchanan regions)
             • Families using facilities on & around the lakes           • Outdoor billboard (620/2222)
                                                                         • Academy ad inserts
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Summary Coverage                                                        9. Evaluate after each event to see what is working and what
• Nearly 8,000 individuals were engaged in discussion                      is not.
  or interaction about water safety at the lakes and other
  outreach activities.                                                8. Since 2006 was the first year that LCRA reached out for
• 3,326 people visited the Web site.                                  public support of our multi-year campaign we are hoping
• Television coverage of the campaign and tips generated              that recognition of the campaign and awards will further our
  more than 180 minutes of air time directly related to               support, exposure, and ultimately save more lives.
  the campaign for an estimated advertising equivalency                  In 2006 we had several sponsors that supplied free rentals
  of $432,000 on the conservative side to more than $1                to us of PWCs and pontoon boats. We are hoping to secure
  million with more traditional approach to determining the           boats and PWCs that we cannot only use during the 2007
  equivalency.                                                        summer season, and auction big prizes off at the end of the
• Print coverage to date is 12 print stories in publications          season.
  around the Highland Lakes (including one in Austin                     The following are areas that we determined that we wanted
  American -Statesman).                                               to expand on next year and what we learned from our
• Editorial from a citizen and State Representative Terry Keel        campaign.
  supported the program.
• Web coverage extended to media sites such as                        Key Learnings
  Dallasmorningnews.com, mysa.com, and the Houston                    • More outreach events will enhance the campaign and the
  Chronicle Web Site. In addition the local television Web              reach.
  sites ran the logos and stories on the campaign. KVUE.com           • Prize(s) for pledging to be safe needs to be of greater value
  and News8.com drove the most visitors to the campaign                 and a wider variety of prizes need to be offered.
  site.                                                               • More radio might help the campaign.
• Target Web mentions included Austin Party Boats site,               • Getting all water safety and law enforcement entities
  MySpace sites, Central Texas Wake Boarding site, and boat             coordinated on outreach can increase the effectiveness of
  rental sites.                                                         the messages.
                                                                      • Free media training can be offered to all spokespeople to
Circulation and PR Value                                                help ensure consistency of message.
• ESTIMATED CIRCULATION AND VIEWERSHIP: 4,893,600                     • Coordinated ongoing media outreach with safety partners
   (DMA X stations X exposure)                                          will increase campaign reach and extend the timeframe.
• Ad value: $120,000                                                  • The look and feel was very well received by the target
• Branding value: $360,000 to $1 million                                audience.
• Academy insert reach (potential): 1,000,000 (200,000 x 5            • Anecdotal feedback confirms lives were saved.
   inserts)                                                           • Engagement in games and trivia was appreciated and
• Billboard: 250,000 people                                             created engagement more than scare tactics and “law
                                                                        enforcement” message. (Note: on web sites the audience
7. This program is very easy to duplicate and adapt to any              brought up that some actions would get you arrested.)
organization or area. Texas Parks and Wildlife has decided to         • Provide in-store POS design for Academy stores.
adopt Nobody’s Waterproof for the 2007 season. To adopt this
program several things have to happen:                                9. Furthermore:
                                                                      • Nearly 8,000 individuals were engaged in discussion
  1. To utilize Nobody’s Waterproof Logo or materials…                   or interaction about water safety at the lakes and other
     contact LCRA Corporate Communications                               outreach activities.
  2. Devise budget for program                                        • 3,326 people visited the Web site
     The outreach crew event cost approx. $2500 each. (cost of        • Television coverage of the campaign and tips generated
     lifeguards, giveaways, rentals)                                     more than 180 minutes of air time directly related to
  3. Gain support of program by calling vested partners in               the campaign for an estimated advertising equivalency
     water and boating safety, retail businesses, and major              of $432,000 on the conservative side to more than $1
     retailers in your area.                                             million with more traditional approach to determining the
  4. Purchase or acquire donations of giveaways with safety              equivalency.
     messages on them. Look for things that boaters and               • Print coverage to date is 12 print stories in publications
     swimmers might be interested in….waterproof boxes,                  around the Highland Lakes (including one in Austin
     koozies, pool noodles. Also look for donations of bigger            American -Statesman).
     items to entice people to participate. Some ideas are            • Editorial from a citizen and State Representative Terry Keel
     ipods, boats, PWCs, vacations.                                      supported the program.
  5. Schedule Training for outreach crew for personal safety,         • Web coverage extended to media sites such as
     boating and water safety education, and learn the games             Dallasmorningnews.com, mysa.com, and the Houston
     and trivia that they will be hosting.                               Chronicle Web Site. In addition the local television Web
  6. Schedule Event dates and make up event for rain date or             sites ran the logos and stories on the campaign. KVUE.com
     bad weather days.                                                   and News8.com drove the most visitors to the campaign
  7. Plan and host a press conference—maybe during National              site.
     Safe Boating Week to kick off the Safe Boating Season.           • Target Web mentions included Austin Party Boats site,
  8. Plan and conduct each event.                                        MySpace sites, Central Texas Wake Boarding site, and boat
                                                                         rental sites.
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2006 Sponsors*                                                           Websites to visit:
Academy Sports & Outdoors                                                http://corps lakes.usasce.army.mil/
Just for Fun Boat Rental                                                 http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/employees/gets.
Midland Radio                                                            cfm?Id=watersafety
Volente Beach Waterpark                                                  http://watersafety.usace.army.mil/
Reagan Outdoor Advertising                                               http://watersafety.usace.army.mil/RESGUIDE.doc
Sun Resort International                                                 This is a 60 page plus education program guide for activities to
                                                                         use with all age ranges.
Best Management Practices Model for Water Based
                                                                            To contact Eugene Goff for any of the presentation informa-
     Recreation Activities to Prevent Fatalities                         tion including the PowerPoint:
                Eugene Goff, Park Ranger, USACE                          Eugene Goff, The Dalles/John Day/Willow Creek Project,
   The energy behind this presentation included not withhold-            USACE, P.O. Box 564, The Dalles, Oregon 97058
ing information to become the only hero in your community,               E-mail: Eugene.R.Goff@usace.army.mil
but to share and allow everyone to understand the power of               Or call at phone number: (541) 980-3295
Water and boating Safety Risk Management options. The ses-
sion was a moving roller-coaster type activity with engagement
from all 120 participants to get a taste of risk assessments/Best                  Federal Carriage Requirements for
Management Practices/entertainment/education in one serving                               Recreational Vessels
which was applicable to a wide audience range! As a part of                   Joseph Carro, Recreational Boating Safety Specialist,
the ongoing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Water                              U. S. Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety
Safety Program, the session allowed attendees to get to know                This session focused on the equipment requirements, in-
where to go for another resource to enhance their existing               spection procedures, and acceptance standards for equipment
program in a professional manner.                                        carried aboard U. S. recreational vessels.
   The presentation focused on how to mix and match mul-                    Presentation topics included all aspects of the carriage
tiple risk management/education/assessment option to include             requirements, including history and references, important
multiple disciplines – water based- recreation management                definitions, and detailed information regarding all equipment
arenas, with a smile, during the risk management/educational/            requirements. The session concluded with information regard-
learning processes.                                                      ing negligent operations, Boating Under the Influence (BUI),
   Tools included, but were not be limited to, assessment op-            and expected enforcement actions that may result from a
tions, model project examples from across the U.S., hand-outs,           Coast Guard law enforcement boarding.
education/teaching guides, resource guides, hands-on activi-                All recreational vessel requirements were presented and
ties, and other options.                                                 discussed during the International Boating and Water Safety
   The primary focus centered around the a variety of Best               Summit (IBWSS). Some of the requirements generated more
Management Practices utilized across the Nation along with               discussion than others. Perennial favorites included state
models which employees could shape to use within their                   numbering and federal documentation requirements, fire
current management plans to review risk management within                extinguishers, personal floatation devices (PFD’s), and installed
the water related environment where visitors are a part of the           toilets with associated marine sanitation devices. Discussions
population. The secondary function will be providing true                also included information regarding the difference between
activities to involve your staff while promoting safe actions to         Coast Guard Approved, (equipment tested at the direction of
become involved with while in or around water-based recre-               the Coast Guard), and Coast Guard Certified, (equipment built
ational settings.                                                        to an established standard), and what “readily accessible” and
   The Risk Management Process option addressed the five                 “immediately available” stowage requirements regarding PFD’s
steps: ID Hazards; Assess Risks; Make Decision; Implement                actually means. While I believe that all the requirements are
Controls (policy, regulations, laws, restrictions); Supervise/           important, and are addressed in full during the presentation, a
Monitor/Feedback. In addition, the Geographic Analysis was               synopsis of some of the most popular will be provided now.
shown by plotting out fatalities on the map of the areas you                History and References: Most of the carriage require-
manage to focus on where activities are occurring along with             ments can be found in Titles 33 and 46 of the Code of Federal
dates, actual recreation function and time if incident.                  Regulations (CFR’s). Some specifics will be provided with the
   The presentation allowed for participants to see an example           individual requirements that follow. The Motorboat Safety
of the water safety program review sheets used to self-assess            Act of 1940 and the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971 provided
the public use areas being managed for recreation.                       equipment requirements by vessel size class and manufactures
   Throughout the entire presentation, multiple Best Manage-             requirements respectfully. Additional requirements, regarding
ment Practices were shared, with the attending participants,             navigation lights for instance, can be found in the Navigation
which are used nationwide ranging from one to one education              Rules.
techniques to Bilingual opportunities to billboards to posters              Definitions of Importance: In general, when determin-
to stencils painted at boat ramps to life jacket loaner board            ing what requirement applies to a specific type of vessel or
programs to partnerships with multiple agencies just get the             activity, it is best to check the applicable section of the CFR’s
discussion rolling in the “Spirit” of water/boating safety.              or other applicable reference. A Boat, a Recreational Vessel
   Multiple education handouts were made available at the                and, or a Vessel may all be water craft of some description,
end of presentation.                                                     different definitions for each can be found in the appropriate
                                                                         references.
                                                                            Personal Floatation Devices, 33 CFR 175, and 46 CFR
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25: The requirements regarding PFD’s are generally pretty               13 must wear their PFD unless below decks or in an enclosed
straight forward. All recreational vessels that are propelled or        cabin. Proper stowage is always a concern Type I, II, and III
controlled by machinery, sails, oars, paddles, poles, or an-            devices must be readily accessible, that is, reached in a rea-
other vessel, must have a wearable, Coast Guard approved                sonable amount of time. For Type IV throwable devices they
Type I, II, or III PFD aboard for each person on board. The             must be immediately available, that is, instant access to the
requirement further states the Type of PFD required, includ-            device to respond to an emergency.
ing a Type IV throwable if the vessel is greater than 16 feet in           There are many more requirements that are equally impor-
length. There are also provisions for the size, condition, and          tant as the few discussed here. If you would like a copy of
stowage requirements. A Type V device can be used instead               the full presentation in a word document or in a power point
of a Type I, II, or III, if used in accordance with the label           presentation, please feel free to contact me directly.
requirements. There are provisions that state children under




                                   Braunig Lake Park
   Summit attendees were transported by motorcoach to                   Special Thank Yous to:
Braunig Lake Park for off-site activities on Tuesday evening.
                                                                        Dale Bransford and staff of The San Antonio River Authority for
The Texas-sized feast of old-fashioned barbeque was prepared
                                                                        their help and the use of the Lake Braunig area and its facilities
by Salt Lick Catering. Folks at the park had the opportunity to
                                                                        for this evening event and for the Post-Summit PWC classes.
see demonstrations of Maritech Industries’ Virtual Lifeline, and
Mustang’s Rescue Stick. The Recreational Boating & Fishing              Deborah Parson and Guy Benson, “Danger Without Inten-
Foundation held kayak and fishing demonstrations. An intro-             tions” Alcohol and Drug Awarness Programs Nonprofit Educa-
duction to side scan sonar was presented by Texas Parks &               tional Organization.
Wildlife. Sea kayak overboard skills and safety demonstrations
                                                                        Texas Parks & Wildlife and Lower Colorado River Authority for
were done by the American Canoe Association.
                                                                        the helicopter and use of the boats.
   To keep with its mission “to provide recommendations for
additional lighting or other means to increase the visibility of        Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation for their support
barges,” the National Water Safety Congress presented a barge           in IBWSS 2007 events.
lighting demonstration. The lighting demonstration was evalu-
ated by approximately 300 boating and water safety profes-
sionals. Each person completed and turned in a survey/evalua-
tion sheet with questions regarding on-land light displays and
an on-the-water light test that was conducted at dusk.
   Eugene Goff and Brenda Warren were winners in the kayak
giveaway. Brenda donated her prize to the Spirit of America
Program opening at the USACE Arkabutla Lake District in Mis-
sissippi.




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                                Wednesday, March 7
                   BREAKOUT SESSIONS                                      The many problems nation wide are not unique, but the
                                                                       solutions to the problems found by the WSC is unique. WSC’s
           Boat Maintenance: The Essentials                            provide local solutions to a local problem. By their nature and
     Sandra A. Inglis, Transport Canada, Regional Manager,             composition WSC’s are able to concentrate on water safety
    Office of Boating Safety, Maritimes Region, Dartmouth              concerns unique to their area. Ultimately water safety con-
          (Halifax), Nova Scotia, BEAA Winner Canada                   cerns are a local issue. These issues need to be addressed by
This presentation has three important messages that need to be         local players and organizations. The local WSC’s have a stake
conveyed to those out on the water.                                    in solving the problems.
     The first topic covered is Ignition Protection. An                   The National Water Safety Council Chartering Kit will guide
investigation of a 2005 boat explosion at a yacht club in              you through the forming of your local WSC and the legal
Nova Scotia, Canada determined that it may have resulted               issues. The chartering kit will advise you on fundraising issues
from the use of old automotive ignition parts. The Canadian            and activities for your WSC. The chartering kit will provide you
Construction Standards for Small Vessels (TP1332) and the              with a resource list to turn too for guidance and direction in
US ABYC requires that all electrical components be ignition            solving your concerns.
protected. This presentation highlights the importance of using           Your first step is to determine is there a ”need“ for a
marine grade engine parts. A short film presentation “Boom             WSC. What are the problems, are the problems boating or
Up She Went” on DVD is provided to support this topic.                 water safety related. Are the issues education or enforcement
     Next, Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning in the marine                related and what is the current level of cooperation with the
environment is discussed. Topics include symptoms, dangers             organizations and individuals involved.
of exposure, sources of exposure and steps to take to detect              Set up your initial meeting at a convenient time and loca-
and prevent CO poisoning on your boat. Many of us have                 tion. Establish your agenda, keeping it short and too the issues
been exposed to carbon monoxide without knowing it.                    and concerns. Your first meeting should include a select com-
     The third topic, Basic Boat Maintenance, highlights areas         mittee of individuals and organizations in major roles. At the
of concern, what to look for when purchasing a used boat,              meeting brainstorm what should be your next step and who
or what to have surveyed on your existing vessel to ensure its         else might get involved. Set up your council structure, elect of-
safety and seaworthiness. The presentation focuses on various          ficers, board of directors should be charged with the operation
boat surveys that were conducted on previously owned boats             of your council. Develop your by laws and legally incorporate
after “unsuspecting” owners purchased them.                            your council according to your state guidelines. Investigate
     For those wishing to use this presentation we have                the benefits of obtaining your federal tax exempt status under
available the following items that may be recreated for your           501c(3) regulations.
use:                                                                      What benefits can the NWSC provide you and your
• PowerPoint version and PDF version of Boat Maintenance:              WSC. National recognition, Water Safety Journal, National
    The Essentials presentation.                                       Awards Program, International Boating and Water Safety
• Manual for the use of presenters providing background                Summit, and local WSC Grant Program. If you are chartered
    information about the presentation and its topics.                 with the NWSC you could piggy back on the NWSC’s 501c(3)
• PDF version of the Ship Safety Bulletin discussing the topic         status.
    of ignition-protected parts (Can be used as a handout.)               To keep your WSC working and affective you will need to
• Microsoft Word document version describing the dangers               focus, focus, and focus. You will need to be creative in your
    of carbon monoxide (CO) (Can be used as a handout.)                fundraising and keep your projects simple, building on each
• “Boom Up She Went!” – A DVD video, produced by the                   one you accomplish.
    Office of Boating Safety, Canada outlines the importance           You can obtain your Water Safety Council Chartering Kit from
    of ignition-protected marine engines. The video is also            the National Water safety Congress, let’s get started and good
    available to download and view off of the website,                 luck.
    www.boatingsafety.gc.ca
• Information Cards on each of the above topics with key                               Dry Stack Boat Storage:
    points and graphics for handout to participants attending                       A Lake Manager’s Perspective
    your session.                                                        Mike Iltis, Area Project Manager, Brazos River Authority at
To obtain more information about this program or its delivery             Possum Kingdom Lake and Lake Granbury in North Texas
contact the Office of Boating Safety, Maritimes office at                 This presentation addresses the subject of dry stack boat
(902) 426-9593.                                                        storage and the benefits it offers the lake manager in ad-
                                                                       dressing shoreline management issues and overcrowding
   Starting Your Own Local Water Safety Council                        on recreational lakes. The presentation focuses on shoreline
             Gary Owen, State Conservation Officer,                    protection using dry boat storage exclusively for future boat
              Iowa Department of Natural Resources                     storage needs while pointing out its advantages to the boating
    Starting a local water safety council will provide a frame-        population. As the demand for recreational use of our lakes
work within which all players and organizations can col-               expands, alternative approaches to boat storage are necessary
lectively work toward common goals. Your WSC will have a               to balance the needs of all lake users in order to help manage
synergistic effect in your area giving you a greater effect on         lake overcrowding, preserve fish habitat, and meet the future
solving problems than any specific player or organization. It          boat storage needs of the general public.
is through this synergism that the greatest value of the WSC
comes to play.

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    Swift/Moving Water Dynamics and Hazards                              VI   Basic rescue techniques
         Jesus C. Tarin, Public Safety Department of the                      A. Safety tips in using throwbags
              Lower Colorado River Authority, Texas                           B. Stabilization line for foot entrapments
A basic understanding of hydrology and river dynamics by                      C. Low head dam and hydraulic entrapments
the recreational boater can be helpful when operating a boat                  D. Capsized boats
in such environment. In fact at times it can also help prevent           VII Training and Equipmet Resources
a boating accident or fatality. Many boaters such as kayakers            VIII Questions and Answers
and canoeists already have and use this knowledge but it can
also be useful to the powerboat operator. This program will                                      2007 Audience Polling
cover fluid dynamics as it affect your boat or an individual that                                Virgil Chambers,
may find himself in mvoing water by accident. Hazards such                      National Safe Boating Council Executive Director
as foot entrapments, strainers and hydraulics will be discussed.            This presentation used the interactive audience response
Technicuqes in using the force of the water to efficiently               system to gather data from the conference participants. Each
maneuver a vessel will be explained. Description of potential            audience was presented with the same standardized set of
accidents will be disucssed along with some basic rescue                 questions regarding boating safety topics, including mandatory
techniques that boaters should obtain through training. Some             education (success, areas of improvement, age, type of boat
basic rescue tools will be displayed and their proper applica-           operated), USCG Strategic Plan goals and objectives, attitudes
tion will be discussed. The goal of the program is to increase           impacting use of life jackets for all age groups, and Summit
the awareness to properly prepare for the unexpected power               planning. The quick results to each question will show
of moving water.                                                         participants where the trends are and the areas needed for
I     Hydrology and water dynamics                                       improvement.
      A. Force of the water
         Current             Average Total Force Water                                                                                  Responses
      Velocity (mph)                (foot pounds)                                                                                   (percent) (count)
                           (on leg)      (on swamped boat)               1.) Your affiliation is?
             3               16.8               168                      Federal Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.48%              30
             6               67.2               672                      State or Local Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.88%                 22
             9              151.0              1512                      Volunteer Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.49%                10
            12              269.0              2688                      Commercial Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.90%                   2
      B. Terminology                                                     Foundation or Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.35%                   3
          1. Hydrualic                                                   Parks and Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%             0
          2. Eddy                                                        None of the above . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.90%             2
          3. Eddy Fence                                                       Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%       69
          4. Hole, Stopper
          5. Haystack                                                    2.) How long have you actively been involved in the boating
          6. Frowning Hole                                               or water safety field?
          7. Smiling Hole                                                0-3 years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.59%  7
          8. Downstream V’s                                              4-8 years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.18%  14
          9. Upstream V’s                                                9-15 years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.18%   14
          10. Strainer                                                   16-25 years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.55%    15
          11. Cushion                                                    Longer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.51% 23
II    Moving water hazards                                                   Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100% 73
      A. Hydraulics, holes, low head dams
      B. Foot entrapment                                                 3.) Are you a recreational boater?
      C. Pinned boats                                                    Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71.43%   55
      D. Strainers                                                       No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.57%    22
III Defensive swim position                                                   Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%   77
      A. Swimmer on back, feet downstream
      B. Avoiding strainers                                              4.) Where are you from?
IV Boat handling techniques                                              East Coast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.71%        11
      A. USing ferry angle to cross cureent under power                  West Coast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.57%        13
      B. Using ferry angle to line a boat across current                 Great Lakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.86%         2
      C. Entering and exiting eddies                                     Western Rivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%         0
      D. Heading downstream                                              Inland Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.71%           4
          1. Downstream V’s                                              Outside U.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%       0
          2. Upstream V’s                                                Midwest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.14%       12
      E. Hydraulics and boil lines                                       South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.57%     27
      F. Man overboard                                                   Mountains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.43%         1
V     Basic rescue tools                                                     Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%    70
      A. PFD
      B. Rescue throwbag

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5.) Do you own a boat?                                                                  12.) Do you support mandatory proof of operator proficiency
Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50%   36        (boater education)?
No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.17%       21        Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64.58% 31
I have in the past . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.50%              9        No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.08%  1
I plan on having one . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.33%               6        Yes with conditions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.33%          16
     Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%        72        Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%   0
                                                                                            Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%      48
6.) How is your boat powered?
Outboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.33%           15        13.) If proof of operator proficiency were required for recre-
Inboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.67%         3        ational vessels, to what vessels should it apply?
I/O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.67%      12        All vessels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71.15% 37
Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.22%           10        Only power driven vessels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.08%            12
Sail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.11%      5        All vessels less than 21 ft. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.92%       1
     Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%      45        Only power driven vessels less than 21 ft . . . 3.85%                  2
                                                                                             Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%  52
7.) What is the length of the vessel?
Less than 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.14%            7        14.) If proof of operator proficiency were required for recre-
16 to 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62.07%         18        ational vessels, how should it be implemented?
26 to 40 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.79%         4        Immediately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10%      5
Greater than 40 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%             0        Quick phase-in (over a 5 to 7 year period) . . . 62%                    31
    Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%           29        Based on born after date
                                                                                        (i.e. All operators born after 1/1/2000) . . . . . . 28%                14
8.) What would improve boating and water safety outreach                                      Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100% 50
the most?
Sticking to one message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.42%              5             15.) If proof of operator proficiency were required for recre-
Doing more locally. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.25%           15             ational vessels, should proof of identification be required to
Doing more nationally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.25%             3             ensure the operator is the valid certificate holder?
“Focusing on high-risk groups                                                           Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94.12% 48
(hunters, anglers, paddlers, etc)” . . . . . . . . . 35.42%              17             No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.88%  3
“Enlisting more role models (celebrities, etc)” . . . 0%                  0                 Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%      51
Using consistent branding . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.42%                5
Using consistent words/slogans . . . . . . . . . . 6.25%                  3             16.) What would you consider a valid “proof of identifica-
Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%  0             tion”?
     Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%     48             Photo ID issued by a state governmental
                                                                                        agency (i.e. Driver’s license) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40%         18
9.) Do you think the Summit is a valuable conference for                                Photo ID issued by a federal governmental
boating and water safety professionals and volunteers?                                  agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.22%  1
Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96%     48        Photo ID issued by any governmental
No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2%      1        agency (federal, state or local) . . . . . . . . . . 35.56%            16
No Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2%            1        Boating Safety Course completion
    Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%         50        certificate (wallet card) with photo . . . . . . . 22.22%              10
                                                                                             Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100% 45
10.) What type of hotel do you prefer?
A resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.64%         6        17.) Should there be a national database established to cap-
Hotel on the beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50%              22        ture the number of Boating Safety Certificates issued for all
Hotel with villas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%           0        NASBLA approved courses annually by a state/territory?
Hotel with open space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.36%                   5        Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89.80% 44
Hotel in a city with restaurants . . . . . . . . . . . . 25%                  11        No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.20%   5
    Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%         44            Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%      49

11.) What type of hotel location do you prefer?                                         18.) Should private course providers be required to submit
A resort hotel with a water taxi or shuttle                                             annually their numbers for certificates issued for all NASBLA
to take me to restaurants and activities . . . . . . 46%                      23        approved courses?
A tower hotel in the city within walking                                                Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86% 43
distance to restaurants and activities . . . . . . . . 46%                    23        No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14%   7
Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8%       4            Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%       50
     Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%          50
                                                                                        19.) Should the data provided for the number of certificates
                                                                                        issued include the age and gender of the recipient?
                                                                                        Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83.67% 41
                                                                                        No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.33%   8
                                                                                            Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%      49

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20.) What should the Coast Guards primary RBS focus be?                            27.) How did you find out about the Summit?
Increase PFD wear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.92%      11             Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.73%        7
Increase boater education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52.08%         25             Registration Flyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.69%           8
Reduce boating accidents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.83%         10             Media Articles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%         0
Increase BUI enforcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.17%           2             News Releases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%          0
    Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100% 48             Word-of-mouth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.37%             16
                                                                                   Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.22%     20
21.) What should the Coast Guard secondary RBS focus be?                               Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%        51
Increase PFD wear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.33%      17
Increase boater education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.29%         18             28.) How would you rate the registration procedure?
Reduce boating accidents . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.57% 1          1             Excellent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58.70%      27
Increase BUI enforcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.80%           5             Good . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.43%      14
    Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100% 51             Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.70%    4
                                                                                   Poor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.17%    1
22.) Should PFD wear be mandatory on recreational vessels?                             Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%        46
Yes, federal requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.65%           16
Yes, state requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.20%          5         29.) What should the Summit format include?
Yes, with some exceptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.65%              16         More General Sessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.16%               4
No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.49% 12         More Breakout Sessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.53%                13
    Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%     49         More on the water activities . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.20%                 5
                                                                                   More hands on opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . 16.33%                    8
23.) Should ALL recreational vessels (those equipped with                          Perfect the way it is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.78%         19
propulsion machinery – AND – those not equipped with                                   Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%      49
propulsion machinery) be numbered in the State in which the
vessel principally is operated?                                                    30.) What should the Exhibitor format include?
Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74.51% 38        More interaction with the exhibitors . . . . . . . 1.96%                   1
No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.49%  13        Time set aside for demonstrations from
    Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%      51        the exhibitors about their products . . . . . . . 45.10%                   23
                                                                                   The same as it is now . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52.94%             27
24.) Why aren’t adults (age 18 and above) who use open                                 Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%        51
motorboats in the summer months wearing their life jackets
as they should?                                                                    31.) What topic would you like to learn more about at the
They’re too bulky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.25%     3            Summit?
They’re too hot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.83%   10            Carbon monoxide poisoning . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.44%               2
They don’t see a reason to wear a life                                             Drowning from lack of PFD wear . . . . . . . . . 4.44%                2
jacket (i.e. I can swim, What could                                                Lack of boater education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.89%          13
go wrong?) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56.25%  27            Hypothermia/Cold Water Immersion . . . . . 11.11%                     5
No one can see my “sculpted, in-shape body”2.08%                      1            Boating Under the Influence . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.22%           1
They’re such a pain (inconvenience) to put on . 0%                    0            Reckless boat operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.11%          5
They’re not cool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.25%    3            Life Jackets and the Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.33%         6
Those that are “cool” are too expensive . . . . 8.33%                 4            Drowning Accidents and Fatalities . . . . . . . 24.44%               11
     Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100% 48                 Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100% 45

25.) What is your location preference for the Summit?                              32.) What type of celebration would you prefer for NSBC’s
East Coast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36%   18        50th Anniversary?
Gulf Coast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36%     18        Dinner Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.30%  19
Mid West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2%     1        Dinner/Dance Formal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.17%        1
West Coast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26%       13        Dinner/Dance Informal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%        0
    Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%      50        Beach/Waterside Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56.52%        26
                                                                                       Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100% 46
26.) What time of the year would you prefer the Summit be
held?                                                                              33.) What kind of items do you believe should be distributed
Early March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.43%     14          for the NSBC’s 50th Anniversary? (Possibly free or low cost)
Mid March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.04%      6          A Print/Painting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.65%      9
Late March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.70%    4          Commemorative Coin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.65%               9
Early April . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.43%   14          Commemorative Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.61%            10
Mid April . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.22%    7          Commemorative Knife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.73%               7
Late April . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.17%  1          Commemorative Certificates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0%              0
    Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%    46          Gold Burgee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.92%      2
                                                                                   Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.92%  2
                                                                                   Combination of Items above . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.53%               12
                                                                                        Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%    51

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   Boating Under The Influence, It’s Your Choice                            •   Never drink alcohol before or during a boating trip
   Kevin Holland, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and                  •   Never accept a ride with someone who has been
           Parks, BEAA Winner Western United States                             drinking
This program is designed as a teaching aid for water safety                 •   Wear a life jacket as required by law.
talks and demonstrating the effects of improper use of                      •   Know the boating rules and keep a proper distance
alcohol. This program is offered to groups interested in water                  away from other recreators.
safety or alcohol use around water.
    We use a 17 minute video and hands on classroom                     Activity:
demonstrations. We have two goals, one is to show a real-               These exercises are designed to illustrate to anyone who is
istic visual account of how the use of alcohol can cause an             near or on water that alcohol affects the thought processes,
accident. Secondly we show students hands on demonstra-                 reaction time and basic motor skills. A volunteer is chosen to
tions of how alcohol effects a persons ability to perform simple        help portray the simulated effects of drinking too much.
tasks.                                                                     The demonstration can include any or all of these
    Our outcome is to create a better awareness of safety               techniques to help make the experience as realistic as
around water.                                                           possible. Each item could represent the kind of issues or
                                                                        problems a people would experience when intoxicated and
Goal: Provide information about the hazards of drinking                 trying to accomplish a task.
while boating.                                                          1. A volunteer can wear a tight fitting hood such as a wet suit
                                                                        hood or removable coat hood, this would represent the effects
Learning Objective: Students will be able to explain reasons            on a person ability to hear and will interfere with the thought
why boating and alcohol do not mix.                                     process.
                                                                        2. A music source like an I pod or Walkman etc. with music,
Introduction:                                                           white noise or talk radio playing should be placed on the
Drinking and boating do not mix.                                        volunteer’s ears. This will act as “extra” distraction that would
    • Alcohol is a depressant and affects balance, vision               affect a person’s thought process.
         and coordination                                               3. Dark sunglasses or vision impairment goggles (like those
    • Alcohol increases heat loss by dilating blood vessels             used at DUI class work) are placed on a volunteer to illustrate
         so hypothermia occurs faster                                   impaired vision, it will represent what a person impaired by
    • Alcohol combined with engine noise, boat vibration,               alcohol sees. Large cards are then taped to the sides of the
         glare from the sun, and heat causes fatigue to boaters.        glasses or goggles to act as blinders to demonstrate the loss of
    • Alcohol reduces judgment causing higher risk-taking               peripheral vision.
Operating a boat under the influence of alcohol can result in           4. Large mittens or gloves are placed on the individual to
the arrest of the operator.                                             portray the loss of dexterity.
    • A blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more is                 5. Wrist weights could be placed around the volunteer’s wrist
         considered to be over the legal limit                          to slow their reaction time.
    • Persons convicted of operating a boat under the                   6. A volunteer can bend over at the waist, put their forehead
         influence of alcohol can be fined up to $500.00 and/           on a stick, spin around it until dizzy and then have them try to
         or imprisonment up to 6 months.                                toss a seat cushion type PFD a person 15 feet away. This will
Half of all boating accidents reported nation wide involve              show a loss of coordination, balance.
alcohol.                                                                7. A volunteer can bend over at the waist, put their forehead
                                                                        on a stick, spin around it until dizzy and then have them try
Watch the DVD: BUI – Boating Under the Influence “It’s Your             to put on a life jacket. This will show a loss of coordination,
Choice” 17.30 min.                                                      balance.
Discussion questions:                                                   8. Using a child’s game that teaches dexterity and logic by
What went wrong?                                                        putting blocks in holes ask the volunteer to place the different
    • Justin was intoxicated before riding the PWC                      shaped blocks into the appropriate holes/locations in a short
    • Cassie accepted a ride with an intoxicated person                 time frame, after having done one or more of the above task.
    • Neither Justin nor Cassie wore a life jacket as required          Making this a timed event will add stress like some one is
    • Justin drove too close to the shore line causing a wake           drowning.
        to hit the family
    • Justin drove too close to the fishing boat causing                      Creating a Waterways Access Database:
        Grandpa to loose his balance and fall overboard and                  Texas Public Water Access Project (TPWA)
        Ryan to fall inside the boat                                            Ron R. Smith, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
    • Justin jumped off a moving PWC too look for Cassie,                  This Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) project
        putting himself in further danger                               identifies and catalogs “all” TPWA areas located within 254
What went right?                                                        counties in Texas. Three major project deliverables include
    • Ryan was wearing a life jacket as required by law                 an MSSQL database, a comprehensive statewide GIS layer/
    • Family on shore called for help as soon as they saw               Geo-database and an interactive TPWD website. Project data
        the accident                                                    includes detailed information for TPWA areas located along
    • One of the party goers tried to get Cassie to wear a              191,000 miles of rivers/streams, 212 reservoirs, and over 400
        PFD                                                             miles of the Texas Gulf Coast. Major data categories include
What should they do different:                                          comprehensive information that reflects spatial location,
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geographic and physical attributes, available amenities, and             Administrator or Joseph Carro at the U.S. Coast Guard office of
“launchability”. Project data was collected over a four year             Boating Safety 1-202-372-1068.
period by Texas Game Wardens.
                                                                                            Nobody’s Waterproof
                     Dry Boat Storage                                        Jennifer McCrocklin-Scharlach, Lower Colorado River
  Antonia Lattin, Environmental Protection Specialist,                          Authority, BEAA Winner Southern United States
         Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC),                         PLEASE SEE PAGE 14 FOR SESSION INFORMATION
                     San Francisco, California
   The presentation focused on boat storage at FERC-licensed             Water Safety Coalitions in Texas (Panel Discussion)
hydroelectric projects and national trends in alternatives to              Madeline Morgan, North Texas Water Safety Coalition; Judy
in-water slip storage. This included seasonal, daily, and weekly            Scott, Central Texas Water Safety Coalition; and Kristine
dry storage facilities located on or near reservoir shorelines                    Brown, Greater Houston Water Safety Coalition
with one or multiple level structures or open-air areas that                Three separate Water Safety Coalitions have been estab-
used either boat launching ramps or forklift launching and               lished in Texas (North, Central and Houston) over the past 6
retrieval systems. The presentation also discussed the increas-          years. The purpose of each has been to work together with
ing number of these facilities at large reservoirs near popula-          other similar organizations in spreading water safety outreach
tion centers where the on-the-water carrying capacity of the             and education in all areas. These Coalitions are all comprised
reservoir could accommodate increased boating.                           of many organizations and/or agencies; i.e. Red Cross, SAFE
   Possible benefits of dry boat storage facilities discussed            KIDS, Texas Parks & Wildlife, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
during the presentation included an increased number of                  Lower Colorado River Authority, local Police Lake Patrols, Fire
boat spaces, more available shoreline, communal facilities,              Departments, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary; U.S. Sail and Power
reduced congestion in coves and inlets, consistency with FERC            Squadron, etc.; with the common bond of boating and water
recreation policy, reduced highway traffic and gas consump-              safety education and outreach. The membership organizations
tion, reduced unintended transport of invasive species, less             have limited resources, but through the collaborative effort of
expense, better security for boat owners, and less maintenance           the Coalitions they can call on a variety of resources to assist
than in-water boat storage.                                              in their outreach and education programs. Partnerships are the
   Possible problems of dry boat storage facilities discussed            key to these Coalitions. Each Coalition will share when and
during the presentation included decreased access, increased             how they were formed, their particular outreach programs and
difficulty to boat at multiple reservoir, physical limitations,          events, future plans, what it takes to maintain a Coalition and
displaced recreation uses, pollution and fire risks unless main-         some of issues. The three Coalitions are North Texas, Central
tenance of boats is precluded within storage buildings, visual           Texas and Greater Houston. The North Texas Coalition covers
impacts, no reduction in shoreline congestion if dry storage             the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area while Central Texas cov-
facilities provide off-season storage only, poor maintenance             ers the area in and around Austin and Great Houston covers
of facilities, unauthorized use of areas as impromptu stor-              the Houston/Galveston area.
age sties, and waterway congestion if on-the-water carrying                 Greater Houston has focused on the event called Camp
capacities of reservoirs is not considered when planning and             W.A.D.E. along with other outreach events at Bass Pro and
providing dry boat storage facilities. A case study of a southern        Water Safety Fairs throughout the Houston and Galveston
California reservoir where use has been increasingly con-                areas.
trolled was presented.                                                      The North Texas Coalition has focused on a Water Safety
   The session also provided a list of the best applications of          Fair at Joe Pool Lake and this year is expanding to Lewisville,
dry storage facilities based upon the above criteria and a list          Texoma and other areas with events. The North Texas Coalition
of things to avoid, including rackominiums or non-public                 applied for non-profit status this year after formally incorporat-
facilities on FERC-licensed project lands, facilities without            ing the Coalition.
launch services, facilities with inadequate parking, agreements             Central Texas has several outreach events and has worked
without safety and maintenance safeguards, and allowing boat             closely with LCRA (Lower Colorado River Authority) on the
maintenance activities in storage areas.                                 Nobody’s Waterproof campaign.
   Contact: Ms. Antonia Lattin, Federal Energy Regulatory                   All three have many challenges. Retaining and recruiting
Commission, antonia.lattin@ferc.gov, 415-369-3334 or Heath-              participating members is just one of the challenges. Another is
er Campbell, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, heather.              getting volunteers for outreach events. Even though we have
campbell@ferc.gov, 202-502-6182.                                         these challenges, the three organizations have been able to
                                                                         conduct outreach educational events.
        Marine Patrol Officer Course (MPOC)                                 The events have been successful and we continue the goal
 BM1 Kevin Dutrieux, MPOC Coordinator, U.S. Coast Guard                  of conducting outreach activities to educate the public on
              Maritime Law Enforcement Academy                           safety while boating or just being around the water.
   The Marine Patrol Officer Course is offered by the USCG to
officers active in the state Recreational Boating Safety pro-                  Emergency Action Plan Implementation:
grams four times a year. The presentation included an over-                  The Response to the Taum Sauk Dam Failure
view of the MPOC-Instructor course, the newly developed                      Eric J. Gross, P.E., FERC Division of Dam Safety and
MPOC-Tactical course, and an overview of the Marine Law                              Inspections, Chicago Regional Office
Enforcement Academy facilities in Charleston, SC. For more                 On December 14, 2005, the Taum Sauk Upper Reservoir
information on this course contact your State Boating Law                Dam breached, releasing flows of over 100 million gallons per

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minute into the East Fork of the Black River. The goal of this           of Mentor’s boating safety program is to offer a wide range
presentation was to examine how the dam failed and what the              of high quality boating safety classes, programs, camps, and
response was by operations personnel and local emergency                 special events.
responders and managers.                                                    With the help and support of the Ohio Department of
   The Taum Sauk project is a pump storage project. This                 Natural Resources Division of Watercraft, the City of Mentor
means that is has two reservoirs, an upper and lower. During             has been able to build an outstanding boating safety program,
the night when power costs are low, the project pumps water              via hands-on skill training in sailing, canoeing, and kayaking,
up to the upper reservoir for storage. During daytime peak               in addition to offering the 8-hour Ohio Boating Education
power demand times, water is released from the upper to                  Course (OBEC) classes ten times per year. Mentor also offers
lower reservoir and power is generated. During the December              many special boating events and programs that promote
14, 2005, incident, water did not stop pumping during the                boating safety.
refill of the upper reservoir, and as a result the upper dam was            Boating safety in Mentor was first introduced in 2002 with
overtopped and breached in its northwest corner.                         Mentor’s first Division of Watercraft grant. Prior to 2002, the
   The cause of the overfilling of the upper reservoir was due           City offered no boating or boating safety classes.
to a newly installed gage system that was intended to monitor               Mentor’s Boating Safety Program started with the City
pond levels, and if necessary, automatically shut off the pumps          purchasing used sailboats and sailing equipment from the
when water levels were too high. There were three factors that           American Red Cross. In this partnership, the City recruited
compromised the effectiveness of the gage system. First, the             staff and the Red Cross provided training for five City of
anchors holding the depth gages on the bottom of the reser-              Mentor staff members. Lifejackets, paddles, kayaks, and
voirs broke loose, causing false (lower) depth readings. Sec-            canoes were purchased with both City funds and State
ond, the two emergency trip sensors on the rim of the reservoir          grant funds to expand the program during its first year. The
were repositioned to a height above the lowest part of the dam           City continues to partner with the American Red Cross
in an effort to stop false alarms. Third, the computer logic was         by using Red Cross kayaking instructors to teach 12-hour
changed, also in response to false alarms, so that both high             “Fundamentals of Kayaking” classes every summer. Mentor
water trip sensors needed to sense water to send out an alarm            offers this class in its 600,000 gallon oversized Civic Center
and/or stop pumping.                                                     Water Park Pool
   Following the failure of the dam, the flood wave passed                  With the success of the City’s first year of boating classes
through Johnson’s Shut-ins State Park, destroying the caretak-           and programs, the Department saw how they were meeting
er’s residence as it passed. Using the emergency action plan             the needs of a wide range of people. The City of Mentor
and the flood inundation maps, rescue workers knew where                 applied for additional Ohio Division of Watercraft funding
to search for the caretaker’s family. Due to a failure to contact        each of the past five years and with this funding, the City was
the caretaker as part of the emergency notification procedure,           able to purchase additional equipment and watercraft, thus
rescue workers knew to head immediately to the caretaker’s               greatly expanding its boating safety programs. Mentor has
residence. The inundation maps indicated that the flows could            grown its watercraft fleet from one rowboat, and 2 canoes in
push the family upstream, as well as wash them downstream,               2002 to its current inventory of 58 watercraft!
so the rescuers knew where to look when they arrived. As a re-              Mentor has been very successful in promoting its boating
sult, all of the family members were recovered in good health.           safety program in a wide range of media sources. Four (4)
                                                                         times per year, the City direct mails boating safety information
              Small Vessel Passenger Safety                              in its Recreation Department seasonal brochure to 27,000
  Bill Gossard, Office of Safety Recommendations and Advo-               homes in the greater Mentor area. In addition, the City
 cacy and/or staff of the National Transportation Safety Board           of Mentor’s Public Information Office direct mails a city
Bill Gossard provided an up-to-date report on the Safe-                  newsletter to our residents (50,200), listing upcoming boating
ty Board’s efforts in the area of small passenger vessel                 programs. Mentor’s weeklong Boating Camp is promoted in a
safety. These remarks focused at passenger vessels operat-               special Summer Camp Flyer that is target marketed and direct
ing under the authority of States. A summary of recent                   mailed to 6,000 homes with school-aged children. Mentor
small passenger vessel casualties was reviewed, as well as,              also purchases paid ads in the local paper to promote boating
a more in-depth examination of the results of the ETHAN                  education classes.
ALLEN investigation. Current activities of the Board includ-                The City of Mentor has an award winning Public
ing a review of United States Coast Guard regulations and                Information Office that has produced a number of boating
the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators             related videos that have been aired on MCTV-12 (Mentor
model act for charter passenger vessels were discussed. And,             cable channel). Over the years, they have featured segments
in summary, future actions were explored.                                on kayaking classes, ecotours via kayaks, boating camp,
                                                                         Mentor water trails, and Mentor’s Festival on the Lagoons
   Ohio Boating Safety Program – City of Mentor                          special event.
 Paul Hegreness, Superintendent of Recreation for the City of               On average, the City has been able to have over 25 articles
     Mentor, Ohio, BEAA Winner Northern United States                    printed every year in the local daily and monthly newspapers.
   The City of Mentor, Ohio purchased the 450-acre, 480                  The articles feature upcoming boating classes, programs and
slip Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve and Marina in 1997.                  special events. Some of the articles have been placed on the
With the purchase of the Marina, which includes a 1-½ mile               front page with color photographs. One paper did a full page
Lake Erie shoreline and over 3 miles of inland waterways, the            Sunday feature article on Mentor’s kayaking program.
Mentor Recreation Department felt it was vital for the City to              Boating safety classes are also promoted on the City’s
begin offering boating and boating safety classes. The goal              website and the ODNR website. Boating safety was also

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promoted at the local library with a month long library display
during the month of May to promote safe boating week
and all of our boating classes and special events. This large
display features a real kayak, paddles, PFD’s, sails and other
boating related items. Road banners have also been used to
encourage participation. Tabletop displays with upcoming
boater education flyers are also put out during high traffic
times at various city facilities and special events. Another
effective attention getting promotion has been simply putting
colorful flyers on a kayak and placing it by the entrance to one
of our pools.
   Proper life jacket use and water safety is promoted in our
learn-to-swim program, which is offered at three different
pools. Every year, over 2,700 students participate in Mentor’s
learn to swim program. One fun, creative way Mentor
introduces PFD usage is by offering special pool events like
“life jacket relay night”.
   Mentor encourages life jacket use in a number of ways.
First, we stress that everyone that participates in any of our on-
water classes wear a proper fitting life jacket at all times. All
participants are given instruction in the various types, styles           the Mentor Fire Department and the U.S. Navy Dive teams.
and the proper use of life jackets. At the City-owned 480 slip            At the festival, residents are encouraged to try kayaking and
Marina, we post many of the NSBC “Boat Smart, Boat Safe,                  canoeing in the protected waters of the Mentor Lagoons.
Wear It” posters. The City has also sponsored courtesy checks             Everyone is required to wear a life jacket and are given safety
for boaters during National Safe Boating Week. The City has               instructions. If they enjoyed this experience, we provide flyers
run television spots promoting life jacket use on Mentor’s                and information on all our boating classes and programs.
cable channel.                                                               Because of the increased popularity of paddle sports,
   Safe Kids Marina Day was an excellent boating safety                   Mentor has developed a “water trail” at the Mentor Lagoons.
education program that Mentor hosted at one of its pools.                 The various trails measure in length from 1/3 mile to 5.5 miles.
This was a partnership with one of Cleveland’s largest hospital           To meet the growing needs for the paddler, the City also
groups. The olympic sized deep end of the pool was closed                 installed kayak and canoe storage racks and built a special
to swimming and divided into safety stations and children                 kayak launch area. To encourage boats of all sizes and types,
needed to perform a skill at each station to get a “goodie                Mentor personnel built a boat ramp using City funds.
bag”. Stations included a throw ring toss, throw bag toss,                         The City offers the Ohio Boating Education Class
putting a life jacket on in the water station, canoeing, kayaking         (OBEC) approximately ten (10) times per year. During the
and a “reach and throw” station. City lifeguards, hospital                past five (5) years, over 600 people have taken the OBEC
employees, Mentor police officers, and member of the Coast                class. The City of Mentor is doing an outstanding job meeting
Guard Auxiliary helped man each station.                                  the boating safety needs of the residents of Ohio’s north
   One of the City’s great successes was the development of               coast. Participants in Mentor’s hand-on boating skills classes,
a one week Summer Boating Camp. During this “hands-on”                    weeklong Boating Camp and OBEC classes have increased
30-hour camp, 10-15 year olds learned the basics on how to                their knowledge of boating and can safely enjoy the water and
paddle a kayak and canoe, row a row boat, sail a sailboat,                their watercraft.
and drive a boat with a small electric motor. Each day,                      Mentor had no boating programs at all until 2002 and
students have “on the water” time learning the proper way                 now has a fully developed, ever growing and ever popular
to use each type of watercraft. Time is set aside for boating             comprehensive boating safety program. Mentor looks forward
related activities including PFD training, navigation rules,              to continued growth in its boating program and has funds set
rigging boats, capsizing drills, and wind orientation. Integrated         aside for a new Aquatic/Boating/Nature Center to be built at
into this weeklong camp is the 8-hour State of Ohio Boating               the Mentor Lagoons Marina. Mentor can be used as a model
Education Course.                                                         to encourage others to begin thinking about how they can
   Mentor offers Introduction to Sailing, Introduction to                 become involved in boating safety programming. It can be
Canoeing, and Introduction to Kayaking classes at the Mentor              done if you are willing to learn, get trained, cooperate and
Lagoons. Kayaking, offered in the spring, summer and fall, has            partner with others.
become a very popular program. During the five (5) years that                PARTNERS: Ohio Department of Natural Resources,
Mentor has been offering kayaking classes, over 1,200 people              Division of Watercraft, U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.
have registered and enjoyed this fast growing paddle sport.               S. Navy, University Hospitals, American Red Cross, Little
Through surveys, we find this is the first hands-on boating               Mountain Limited, Blystone Marine, Phillips Osborne School,
experience for most participants.                                         Mentor Police/Fire Departments, Mentor Lagoons Yacht Club,
   One of the highlights of the summer in Mentor is the annual            Mentor Schools
Festival on the Lagoons special event. This highly successful                For more information about Mentor’s Boating Safety
event has an annual attendance of 6,500 people. During                    Program, please contact Paul Hegreness, Superintendent of
the Festival, the U.S. Navy gives free rides on a 72-foot Navy            Recreation at 440-974-5723 or hegreness@cityofmentor.com
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                  Message to the Masses                                   tralized – The goal being to seek out the best applicants and
                        Ernie Lentz, USACE                                make them available for as many positions across the state as
    In this age of blockbuster movies, do you go to the theatre           possible. In 2001 all 30 applicants were interviewed; in 2006
to see the latest releases or do you wait for the movies to come          30 of almost 200 applicants were interviewed.
out on DVD? You may be asking what does this have to do                      In order to prepare the SPO to work effectively with the
with boating and water safety. The answer is using an effective           public and to protect themselves, they take part in over 40
medium to promote and communicate the message of boat-                    hours of formal training. This training includes an intense intro-
ing and water safety. Communicating via movie theatres has                duction to defensive tactics, communications, administrative
become a huge business, and it is a very cost effective method            responsibilities, and understanding, interpreting, and enforcing
for spreading the boating and water safety message. For                   the Code of Iowa relating to natural resources and recreation.
example, the attendance of a 16 screen theatre in a suburb of             In 2006, the Bureau’s ATV Instructor/Trainers will take the
Memphis, TN, over a two month period was 174,000 patrons.                 ATVPOs through an expanded tactical operator’s course, in
The cost of airing the water safety message for two months                addition to the classroom and basic operations course work.
was $2,500.00. The breakdown shows that it costs less than                   This training is provided by the Bureau’s DT Instructor/Train-
a penny per person to view the safety message. What a bang                ers and other conservation officers at Camp Dodge throughout
for your buck. Through this program, I will highlight how to              May. Not only is the training intense and demanding for the
establish a theatre advertising campaign, breakdown the differ-           SPOs, it also requires much preparation by these COs. These
ent advertising agencies and the theatres they work with and              officers volunteer to help plan, prepare, and present train-
how to develop an effective ad that gets your message across              ing to the seasonals – in addition to their already full slate of
to the viewer.                                                            spring activities. Without these officer’s (many of whom served
Presentation Outline                                                      as SPOs themselves) expertise, our program would not be the
I. Introduction                                                           model it is. (Most SPOs in the past decade have gone on to
II. How to Establish a Theatre Advertising Campaign                       careers in law enforcement or natural resources.
III. Advertising Agencies
IV. An Effective Ad
V. Conclusion
                                                                                         Youth Hands-On Education
                                                                              Brian Davidson, Recreation Manager, Lake Metroparks,
                                                                                                  Lake County, Ohio
                    Hydropower Topics                                        Youth Hands on Education was presented with the following
   This session consisted of a number of short presenta-                  information to organizations to open and operate their own
tions by various speakers on issues of interest at hydropower             hands on programs without having to re-invent the wheel. A
projects. The issues spanned the gamet of topics from tailrace            portion of this presentation, this award winning program, Spirit
recreation problems, recreation laws, funding of projects via             of America, is well known across the country.
civil penalties, and others. This was an interactive session                 The trick to creating a successful program for youth…pretty
and participant feedback was encouraged. The speakers are                 simple … keep it hands on…make our youth the Captains of
charged with land and water management responsibilities                   their vessels and the Captains of their future!
at non-federal hydroelectric projects licensed by the Fed-
eral Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) throughout the                   What can we do today with our youth?
United States. Sponsored by the Hydro Public Safety Group                 Scouting Programs, Camps, Kids Programming, Spirit of
(HPSIG). HPSIG is a group of project managers that meet                   America, Canoeing, Adapted Boating, Kayaking, Boating
annually during the Summit to discuss issues of mutual inter-             Games, Sailing, Creativity, Powerboats, Costumes, Personal
est and to identify constructive approaches to challenges all             Watercraft, Historical Programs, Partners, Boating Events
hydropower licensees face.                                                Coast Guard Experience Boat Building, Pool Training, Aquatic
                                                                          Academy
   Seasonal/Temporary Natural Resource Officer                            Involve GOOD Volunteers:
                Programs Forum                                            Division Of Watercraft/Wildlife, United States Coast Guard ,
 Susan Hager and Tom Campbell, Boating Education Program                  US Coast Guard AUX., Fire, Police, Sheriff Depts., Marina &
     Coordinators, Iowa Department of Natural Resources                   Yacht Clubs, Spirit of America, Retailers /Manufacturers, Boat
   The Bureau’s Seasonal Patrol Officer (SPO) Program has                 Clubs, Parents, Former Students
served the department, the resources, and the recreating pub-             ** Teach respect for the uniform & offer career opportunities
lic well over its decades in existence. Iowa’s program is unique          Water Resources Everyone has them! Where are yours??
in the amount of responsibility and expectations of the posi-             Lakes, Rivers, Pools, YMCA’s, Hotels, Schools, Kids Kayak
tions, as well as the solid future career experience that results.        Club, Bite Sized Camps, Jr. Jet Ski
   Beginning as primarily a navigation enforcement program,               Spirit Of America
over the years it has developed into two separate positions of            “No Child left at the dock”
Water Patrol Officers (WPOs) and beginning in 2004, All-Ter-              Middle School Students, Private/Public/Home School, Ohio
rain Vehicle Patrol Officers (ATVPOs).                                    Boating Education Course, Pool Training, On the Water
   As the positions have evolved, so has the hiring process               Training: Kayaking, Sailing, PWC, Canoeing, USCG, Jon Boats,
and the training program in efforts to locate the best possible           Graduation, Volunteers, National Course
candidates (with an eye toward eventually filling full time
conservation officer positions) and to adequately prepare them            Adapted Boating
to work in conservation law enforcement.                                  Kayaks, Sailing, Jon Boats, Canoes, Camps, Adaptations, Coast
   One change in the hiring was making the process more cen-              Guard

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Creativity & Themed Boating Programs                                     paddlesport community needs to provide entry-level through
Water Skiing Groundhog, Croc Hunter, Super Soaker Seal                   advanced education opportunities for paddlers.
Training, Baywatch, Media Coverage, Crazy Hats                             The ACA’s Safety Education and Instruction Council (SEIC)
Special Events                                                           has defined Best Practices for Paddlers and Programs as fol-
Canoe & Kayak Race, Paddle for a Purpose, Boating                        lows:
Graduation, Jet Ski Race, Power Boat Race, Regattas, Expos               I Best Practices for Paddlers
Trends                                                                       a Dress for Success
Kayaking, PWC, Surfing, Sea Kayaking, Tubing, Wake                               i    Lifejacket
Boarding, Kite Surfing, Whale Riding                                             ii Clothing
                                                                                 iii Headwear
Our Annual Numbers                                                               iv Footwear
263 Ohio Boating Education Certifications                                    b Bring Essential Gear & Supplies
183 Aquatic Academy Students                                                     i    Water / water bottle
128 Spirit of America Students                                                   ii Sponge / bilge pump
325 Canoe Racers                                                                 iii Dry bag
95 Kayak Programs                                                                iv Food
32 Power Boat Programs                                                           v Sunscreen
49 Sailing Programs                                                              vi Insect repellant
20 Canoe Programs                                                                vii Whistle / horn
52 Volunteers                                                                    viii Throw bag / tow rope
Over 1,302 Volunteer Hours                                                       ix First aid kit
Thousands of educated boaters!                                                   x Spare paddle
BOATING EDUCATION SAVING LIVES…PRICELESS!!!                                  c Prepare in Advance
                                                                                 i    Know waterway characteristics
   We have proven for 15 years that education and a change                       ii Weather conditions
in behavior starts with our youth…go out and prove it in your                    iii Group paddling skills
communities!!                                                                    iv Control of craft
Youth Boating & Water Safety Education Program –                                 v Self rescue / plan for emergencies
5,500 children and their families cannot be wrong!                               vi Trip plan
                                                                                 vii Properly load craft
      Paddlesports Standards and Best Practices                                  viii Know first aid
 Jeremy Oyen, American Canoe Association, Director, Safety,                  d Be Safe on the Water
                      Education & Instruction                                    i    WEAR YOUR LIFEJACKET
    The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a nationwide,                        ii Know and follow basic safety practices
not for profit, organization that is in service to the broader               e Paddle Responsibly
paddling public by providing education on matters relating                       i    Know / obey laws and regulations
to paddling, supporting stewardship of the paddling environ-                     ii Be courteous
ment, and enabling programs and events to support paddles-                       iii Never utilize private property without permission
port recreation.                                                                 iv Avoid interfering with recreational activities
    Established in 1880, the ACA consists of nearly 50,000                            of others
members internationally including approximately 300 af-                          v Never engage in lewd or inappropriate behavior
filiated clubs and organizations with an estimated 300,000                       vi Never litter
members.                                                                         vii Do not disturb wildlife
    The ACA Instructor Certification program was established in          II Best Practices for Programs
1972. This certification program currently consists of approxi-              a Program Components
mately 4,000 certified instructors in one of the following disci-                i    Use certified instructors (ACA, BCU, ARC)
plines: Canoe, Kayak, Coastal (sea) Kayak, Swiftwater Rescue,                    ii Phases of a program – participant view
Raft and Adaptive Paddling. By means of these instructors, it                         1 Awareness
is estimated that the outreach to the general public is at least                      2 Interest
150,000 students annually.                                                            3 Trial
    This session will cover what has been established by the                          4 Adoption / continuation
ACA as the Paddlesport Education Standards and Best Practices                b Barriers to Participation
for the general public paddling enthusiast as well as program                    i    Skills
providers.                                                                       ii Equipment
    According to the National Survey on Recreation and the En-                   iii Access
vironment (conducted by the US Forest Service: 2000-2003),                       iv Social Support
Kayaking is the fastest growing segment of outdoor recreation                    v Adoption / continuation
with a 272% growth during the four-year survey period. Ad-                  By planning and implementing comprehensive programs,
ditionally 48-52 million people participate in paddlesports              including adherence to standards and best practices, you can
annually.                                                                develop long term participation and enthusiastic compliance
    This large segment of the boating population needs oppor-            with such safe practices. Paddlesport has a healthy future and
tunity, guidance and information. With Paddlesports participa-           should be encouraged as part of the boating community.
tion being at the highest levels in the history of the sport, the
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   The ACA is in your community. Let us partner together                 6 Demonstration products in river settings replicating “real
to launch healthy, safe, FUN opportunities to participate in             life” operations a closely as possible.
paddlesport.                                                             7 Incorporate industry, safety, law enforcement and rec-
                                                                         reational stakeholder comments and report outcomes and
               Vessel/Barge Lighting Issues                              recommendations to the United States Coast Guard.
 Jeff Shick, a representative of the contracted company Bright           Status:
  Focus Sales in Cleveland, Ohio, presented an update on the             Steps 1 through 5 complete. NOTE: Steps 1, 2, 3 & 5 are open
  Barge Lighting Project that the NWSC is working on for the             steps and ongoing.
                 USCG Office of Boating Safety.                          Step 6 is planned and implementation is underway with
   The National Water Safety Congress has received a grant               completion scheduled for May 2007.
from the United States Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety,             Step 7 initiated and scheduled for completion late May, early
“Navigation Lighting on Barges”, which include the follow-               June 2007.
ing requirements: “to research and analyze the danger posed                  Photos shown during the presentation were from the first
to recreational boaters by barges, both under tow and being              river demonstration completed in September of 2006 in which
pushed, under conditions of reduced visibility.” The Congress            two products were featured: LED lighting modules and lumi-
will “provide recommendations for additional lighting or other           nous panels.
means to increase the visibility of the barges.” Any lighting                Recent modifications to the newest version of the LED light-
recommendations must be consistent with Rule 20 of the                   ing modules is 40% smaller and requires 40% less power.
Navigation Rules (33 U.S.C. 2020), that is, additional lights
cannot be mistaken for the lights specified in the Rules and do                      Reviewing Team One Responses
not impair their visibility or distinctive character.                    Mark Mlachack, Chief, Painesville, Ohio Fire Department and
Objectives of the project:                                                        Brad Williams, Florida Fish and Wildlife
• Plan, create produce, and evaluate lighting products that
may be suitable to light any and all barges on waterways
whether moored or underway                                                                   A Water Safety Fair
• To research and analyze the danger                                      James Murphy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Eric Pedersen,
• Recommendations for additional lighting or other means                   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Selverio Pacleb, Texas Parks
to increase the visibility of the barges                                                   and Wildlife; Boater Education
• Cannot be mistaken for the lights specified in the Rules               For the past 3 years the North Texas Water Safety Coalition
and do not impair their visibility or distinctive character              sponsored an event titled “A Water Safety Fair”. This year
                                                                         (2006) the fair had 10 booths with education on boating and
Contributors/Contractors/Light Products:                                 water safety for children and their families at each booth. Thir-
• National Water Safety Congress                                         teen different organizations provided the staffing for the booths
• United States Coast Guard & Coast Guard Auxiliary                      and educational material. The booths were: Water Safety
• The American Waterways Operators                                       Wheel, PFD Toss, Impaired Operator, Navigational Lights,
• Inland Marine                                                          Required Safety Equipment for Boats, WHALE Wheel, Sinking
• American Commercial Lines, Inc.                                        Boat, Entering and Exiting a Boat, Fire Department Dive Team
• Texas Parks & Wildlife                                                 and Life Jacket Fitting. Upon entering the Fair, each child was
• Center for Automotive Research @ OSU                                   issued a passport. When they participated in an activity at the
• Battelle Memorial Institute                                            individual booths the passport was initialed off by a volunteer
• US Department of Energy                                                indicating they had completed that event. Once they complet-
• NASA                                                                   ed at least 80% of the events they were fitted with a life jacket,
• US Air Force                                                           turned in their passport and were issued a TPWD (Texas Parks
• Sun Up Products                                                        and Wildlife) Junior Boater Education Certificate. In 2004
• Bright Focus Sales                                                     & 2005 they were offered a opportunity paddle around in a
• GE                                                                     kayak in the kayak tank. In 2006 they had the opportunity to
• Batteries Plus                                                         go on a boat ride with either Texas Parks and Wildlife Game
• Enersys                                                                Wardens or Grand Prairie Police Lake Patrol. Over 250 people
• Assurance Technical Services                                           visited the fair and 139 life jackets were fitted on children. This
• Tracewell Systems                                                      was an excellent means of educating children and adults on
• ADL Technologies                                                       boating and water safety.
Schedule:
1 Gather data from boating safety, law enforcement, com-                             Reaching Youth With New PFDs
mercial and recreational stakeholders. Incorporate data real                      Virgil Chambers, National Safe Boating Council
time in to management of the project.                                                            Executive Director
2 Source navigational and general lighting expertise and so-                 Teaching a child to “think safety” and want to wear a life
licit samples of existing products, ideas and possible solutions.        jacket (PFD) could be a most difficult task but it can be done
3 Develop and manage land and water-based demonstra-                     with the proper approach. Because children are so impression-
tions and evaluate each.                                                 able it is important to set a positive attitude toward wearing a
4 Develop and manage large-group demonstrations and                      life jacket. A strong selling point is that wearing a life jacket
solicit comments.                                                        is the mark of a knowledgeable boater. In essence, it is the
5 Review demonstrations with industry and gather their                   uniform of the boater. Here is where the teacher’s example
comments and advise on “form, fit and function”.
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is a powerful tool. Wearing yours as the adult sets the ex-              to three miles wide. Texas Game Wardens provide the only
ample needed by many children. The life jacket of today is               constant law enforcement presence on the water, performing
comfortable, attractive (cool looking) and provides excellent            their normal duties of enforcing boating and fish & wildlife
flotation. There is really no good reason not to wear it. There          regulations.
was an open discussion on how to get children into life jack-               Falcon Lake is a haven for commercial fishermen, as some
ets. What motivates kids to wear their life jacket?                      of the fish species bring up to 2.40 per pound. The proximity
   Children look to their parents for examples of behavior               of the lake to Mexico provides smugglers easy access to the
– good and bad.                                                          waters and soil of Texas by boat. The fishermen are known
   Children generally want to please the adult in their life.            to routinely mix their fishing activities with smuggling of
   Generally: Boys want to be like dad; Girls want to be like            drugs, humans, and other contraband to supplement their
mom.                                                                     income. They show little regard for Texas laws, especially in
   It is up to us to set the example and talk to our children            regards to fishing and boating safety. The law enforcement
about why we do what we do.                                              personnel view Falcon Lake as a potential Homeland Security
   Programs that involve the kids into what boating and safety           threat that needs constant monitoring due to the large amount
is all about can work to start them on their way to something            of traffic encountered. It is illegal for Mexican citizens to land
that is fun and what we can all do together.                             their vessels on foreign soil.
A Program for Kids                                                          Texas Game Wardens face many challenges. Mexican
   The Boating Safety “Sidekicks” provide activities geared              commercial fishermen routinely cross an international border
toward boating safety with an emphasis on life jacket                    that is sometimes marked with concrete pillars, but is usually
wear. There are online activities that get kids involved in              vague, at best. If spotted, fishermen will drop their nets and
boating safety by learning the right way to boat. http://www.            speed off to the Mexican side of the lake where they will wait
boatingsidekicks.com                                                     for the coast to clear before resuming their activities. If appre-
   And for younger children Bobber the Water Safety Dog is               hended, the fishermen and vessel must be searched thoroughly
available online http://www.bobber.info/                                 for drugs and contraband. Sometimes, especially under cover
   The National Safe Boating Council is teaming up with                  of darkness, a boat will speed across to drop off contraband on
MUSTANG SURVIVAL to create a special Team Boating Safety                 the Texas side. Those that are arrested for State violations usu-
Sidekicks life jacket. The Sidekicks vest was designed with              ally choose to serve jail time in lieu of a fine, so they resume
input from the boating safety community and carries the Team             their illegal activities in a matter of days.
Sidekicks logo. The life jacket will have a booklet for the kids
to read and understand how wearing their life jacket makes                   Routine Patrols require little planning and are a necessary
them a member of Team Boating Safety Sidekicks. Sidekicks                part of the Game Warden’s job. This includes contacting the
vests were designed specifically for youths to be versatile,             public during regular inspection of water safety equipment and
highly visible and most importantly - safe. Sidekicks vests will         fishing licenses. This type of patrol does not deter illegal activ-
be available to the public through selected retailers. Organiz-          ity, the illegal fishermen usually enter Texas waters after dark.
ers of boating safety events (including trade shows, loaner
programs...) can email sidekicks@mustangsurvival.com.                       Saturation Patrols are very effective for the first day and
   After fitting more than 5,000 children with free life jackets         the apprehension rate is high, but when the fishermen realize
last year – and making history with the largest life jacket give-        what is going on, they stay on the Mexican side until they feel
away – the Portland Boat Show played host to this amazing                safe to enter Texas waters again. This type of patrol requires
event once again in 2007. The O’Loughlin Trade Shows gave                considerable planning and resources.
away thousands of new Mustang Team Boating Safety Side-
kicks life jackets to children under the age of 12 after being              Random or Special Patrols requires prior planning. This
involved in a water safety program at the boat show.                     consists of two patrol boats with two wardens in each boat
                                                                         and several spotters or observers. Patrol boats hide in areas
           CO and Propeller Guard Updates                                where they cannot respond quickly if an observer spots illegal
     Dick Blackman, Engineer, U.S. Coast Guard Office of                 activity. This has been our most successful type of patrol,
                    Recreational Boating Safety                          resulting in high apprehension rats, and maximizing officer
Carbon Monoxide poisoning and Propeller injuries are two                 safety.
areas which the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety has
been working to resolve with the help of industry and boat-                 A vital aspect of planning patrols is the working relationship
ing partners for several years. While progress has been made,            with other agencies.
there is still a long way to go. This presentation provided a               Special Equipment necessary to conduct these patrols
brief overview of where we’ve been and where we’re going on              include binoculars, flashlights, portable radios, cell phone,
these important issues. Open discussion and question session             GPW, night vision equipment, M-16 rifles, and body armor. In
followed the presentation.                                               the last calendar year, seizures of contraband and illegal
                                                                         equipment were valued at an estimated $581,000.
                                                                            Presented by Game Wardens Fernando Cervantes fernando.
Homeland/Border Security on International Waters                         cervantes@tpwd.state.tx.us and David Murray david.murray@
   Game Wardens Fernando Cervantes and David Murray,                     tpwd.state.tx.us of the San Antonio Region of Texas Parks &
        San Antonio Region of Texas Parks & Wildlife                     Wildlife Law Enforcement.
                      Law Enforcement
  Falcon Lake is an international reservoir located in South
Texas on the Mexican border. It stretches 25 miles and is up
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           Bobber the Water Safety Dog and                               refreshers for other experienced boaters who may have taken a
             Water Safety for Little Ones                                basic boating course some time ago.
     Don Harris, Chief, Management Support Branch and                       Second, we have created Boat Operator Certification as a
     Toby Isbell, Project Specialist, Programs and Projects              structured learning program from which boaters can achieve
                     Management Division                                 certificates of competency after taking courses, seminars, and
   Bobber the Water Safety Dog and Water Safety for Little               demonstrating specific skills. Four levels are available, re-
Ones was presented by the USACE National Water Safety                    flecting different types of boating: Inland, Coastal, Advanced
Program. The presenters were Don Harris, Chief, Manage-                  Coastal, and Offshore. These programs are offered locally
ment Support Branch, Ft Worth District and Toby Isbell, Project          throughout the U.S. by squadrons of USPS. These programs
Specialist, Programs and Projects Management Division, Little            are offered at reasonable costs thanks in large part to volunteer
Rock District.                                                           efforts of many skilled USPS members who help create and
   Mr. Harris, who co-writes the Bobber cartoons and provides            instruct them. Courses are available to members and special
the voices for most of the characters, hosted the presentation           memberships are available to the public.
and introduced the new Bobber mascot costume. Mr. Isbell,                   The net result is a wide range of programs offering choices
who designed the costume and also provides all graphic                   meeting the needs of boaters everywhere. The broader reach
design and animation for the Bobber program, wore the new                of these diverse programs will generally increase the skill
Bobber suit during the presentation.                                     levels of many boaters and ultimately improve their safety and
   Those who attended received a CD of all the current Bob-              enjoyment. We are partnering with other organizations, for
ber cartoons and printable coloring sheets. This useful tool             example, US Sailing for on-the-water programs and advanced
provides users with what they would need to set up their own             sail endorsements, and are accepting courses from the Coast
Bobber themed water safety booth. All the features of the CD             Guard Auxiliary and course credits for those holding Coast
where described in detail by Mr. Harris in a step-by-step dem-           Guard licenses.
onstration. This was a fun filled interactive tour of the Bobber
tools and how they can bring excitement to your next Water                     Delivering Messages Through Water Trails
Safety Event.                                                               Paul Sanford, Director of Stewardship and Public Policy,
   You to have access to free Bobber materials at                                           American Canoe Association
www.bobber.info.                                                            As part of its 2004-08 Strategic Agenda, the American Ca-
                                                                         noe Association is supporting the development of water trails
                  USPS University,                                       around the country. For IBWSS attendees, water trails offer
                                                                         new opportunities to increase boating safety.
          Advanced Public Boating Education                                 A water trail is a recreational pathway between one or more
   Bob Sweet, Assistant National Educational Officer, USPS
                                                                         access points on a lake, river or ocean. Water trails may be
   Mandatory programs cover just the basics and can lead to
                                                                         designed for daytime-only usage, or they may feature camping
some feeling they know more than they really do. Also, in
                                                                         areas for overnight visitors. Water trails are generally are de-
many locales, those above a certain age may be exempted,
                                                                         signed for use by smaller boat users, i.e., paddlers, day sailors
leaving a large base of potentially untrained boaters on the
                                                                         and anglers. However, some trails may also be appropriate for
water. Even with all of these programs, improvement in boat-
                                                                         larger boat operators.
ing safety has appeared to plateau. There is a clear need for
                                                                            The ACA has five basic criteria for a water trail:
advanced public boating education.
                                                                              • The trail must consist of a contiguous or semi-contigu-
   The basic programs don’t cover a host of very important
                                                                                 ous waterway or series of waterways open to recreation-
topics that boaters really need to understand. Our goal is to
                                                                                 al use by paddlers;
treat basic boating education as just a starting point and create
                                                                              • The trail must have at least one public access point;
a climate for continued learning. We are doing this by offer-
                                                                              • The trail must be covered by a publicly available map,
ing a host of engaging short programs that focus on specific
                                                                                 guide, sign or website of reasonable quality and detail;
skill-building. This leads to the option of structured programs
                                                                              • The trail’s map, guide, sign or website must communi-
resulting in certification of skills.
                                                                                 cate low-impact ethics to trail users; and
   Advanced boating education is not without challenges. At
                                                                              • The trail must be supported and/or managed by one or
the core, we are faced with a wide range of boaters, types
                                                                                 more organizations.
of boats, and operating environments. One size does not fit
                                                                            The ACA is promoting the development of water trails
all. What is needed is a tailored set of positive and engag-
                                                                         because they meet the needs of boaters, natural resource
ing programs aligned to each audience. From the industry
                                                                         managers, and law enforcement personnel. For boaters, (par-
perspective, they want their customers and families to be
                                                                         ticularly paddlers), a well-designed water trail with a carefully
confident, competent and comfortable with their boating
                                                                         prepared map can effectively answer some basic but very
experiences. That sells boats. State and Federal enforcement
                                                                         important questions: Where can I go boating? What will I find
officials want boaters who truly know and follow the rules and
                                                                         when I get there? What water conditions and hazards will I
use common sense to reduce accidents and casualties.
                                                                         encounter? What types of weather conditions may exist? What
   We have created USPS University as an umbrella for diverse
                                                                         facilities will be available? What activities (whitewater, wildlife
learning. There are two components: First, we offer short,
                                                                         viewing, surfing) will be available? Where can I go to get more
topical seminars on subjects of high interest to boaters. These
                                                                         information?
bring them in the door to get specific information that they
                                                                            Water trails can also assist resource managers and law en-
want. The seminars give us an opportunity to introduce educa-
                                                                         forcement personnel manage both boating and waterways in a
tion and training to boaters who might not come for a basic
                                                                         safe and sustainable way. Trails may be designed to minimize
boating course. They also offer an avenue for easy updates and
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conflicts between small and large boats, low and high speed                Game wardens’ use of GPS has expanded to include boat-
operation, and to avoid hazardous areas with rocky shorelines,          ing safety. Officers are noticing more vessels are equipped
heavy surf, or strong undertow. Trails can also be designed             with GPS units. In aviation these are known as “black
to steer boaters away from dams, water intakes pipelines and            boxes”. In boats, the units can record similar useful data. The
security zones around government facilities. Natural resource           units capture heading, speed, and other data that can be used
managers trying to control boating in environmentally sensi-            reconstruct events prior to an accident. One resent case in-
tive areas can set up a water trail to direct boaters to less-          volved using GPS data to counter the operator’s account of his
sensitive, more durable access points. By setting up access             actions prior to the accident.
points and trail signage properly, resource managers can direct            GPS technology can help save lives by shortening response
boaters to where they need to be to stay safe and minimize              time when a boating accident injury victim requires transpor-
environmental impacts.                                                  tation by a Medi-Vac or Star-Flight helicopter. The officers on
   Water trails also offer great opportunities to communicate           the water can immediately relay GPS coordinates of the near-
safety information to boaters. Maps and guidebooks for the              est pick-up point to the helicopter.
trail can explain the importance of life jacket use, the haz-              In locating drowning victims, GPS units can be used to
ards of boating under the influence, and the need for clothing          record the exact location where the victim disappeared. This
suitable to local conditions. They can also inform boaters of           minimizes the search area since it is difficult to acquire and
variabilities in local weather, and point them to authoritative         mark exact locations on the water where no permanent
sources for obtaining weather information. In-water trail mark-         structures are present. Additionally, a grid of the area to be
ers can also be used to steer boaters away from hazards such            searched can be produced and loaded on GPS units. By cap-
as low head dams.                                                       turing tracks of the search vessels officers can document which
   The ACA urges resources managers and boating safety pro-             grids have been covered.
fessionals to think of water trails as a marketing tool for safe           Presented by Captain Audie Nelson audie.nelson@tpwd.
boating. By thoughtfully designing a water trail, and carefully         state.tx.us
preparing the associated maps and guidebooks, we can give                  Captain Nelson has been working 27 years for the Texas
small boaters the tools they need to self-select boating loca-          Parks & Wildlife Department-Law Enforcement Division. He
tions best-suited to their boating preferences and skill levels.        leads the Game Warden GIS Team and serves as the Informa-
This will reduce the likelihood that boaters will end up in an          tion Technology representative for the division.
unsafe situation, thereby reducing burdens on boating safety
personnel.                                                                                    Media Contest
   As part of our water trails program, the ACA has developed           Categories:
an on-line database of water trails around the country. Visit           Givaways/Handouts; Posters/Signs; Booklets/Brochures; Audio
http://www.americancanoe.org/recreation/watertrails.lasso               PSAs; Video PSA; Electronic Education; Special Category Edu-
to find links to a water trail in your area. The ACA is ready           cation
to assist organizations with the task of developing a water
trail. We can assist with design of the trail and provide safety        Judging Criteria:
information for maps and guides. Contact us at watertrails@             Clarity of Message
americancanoe.org, or contact Paul Sanford, the ACA’s Direc-            Uniqueness/Innovation
tor of Stewardship and Public Policy, using the information in          Boating/Water Safety Message
the Directory of IBWSS Attendees.                                       Easily Modified So Adaptable Nationwide

        GPS/GIS in Water Safety Enforcement                             Judges:
              Captain Game Warden Audie Nelson,                         Facilitator: Eugene Goff, US Army Corps of Engineers, Port-
                  Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.                        land District
   Geographical Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic                Panel:
Information Systems (GIS) technology will be forever chang-             Jacky Gorman, State of Connecticut Department of Environ-
ing the way officers look at certain water investigations. This         ment Protection
program will enhance the awareness of GPS/GIS technology in             Kelly Thomas, US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
water oriented enforcement activities.                                  Atul Uchil, PhD, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
   Texas Game Wardens first saw extended use with their GPS             Pam Doty, US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District
units when assisting with the Space Shuttle Columbia emer-
gency response. Due to their knowledge of the rural areas               92 Entries were reviewed and selected from.
where wreckage was concentrated, the wardens were tasked
with itemizing and documenting the locations of debris. The             WINNERS:
effort included attempts to locate wreckage in East Texas lakes         GIVEAWAYS/HANDOUTS:
including Toledo Bend Reservoir.                                        1st Place: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District
   In an effort to expand their expertise in the area, game war-        College Football Cards/Game Schedule with Water Safety
dens pursued funding that included training and equipment for           Message
six specially trained officers. The purpose was to provide the          (“Play Smart from the Start, Wear Your Life Jacket”)
group of wardens the ability to train other officers to maximize        2nd Place: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Operations
the use of their GPS units in emergency disaster situations,            Center for Water Safety
as well as exploring use in other areas to assist in their daily        Window Clings (plastic) with Water Safety Message; “Bobber,
activities.                                                             The Water Safety Dog”
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(“Toot, if you Wear Your Life Jacket!”)                              AUDIO PSA:
(“Honk, if you Wear Your Life Jacket!”)                              1st Place: Ohio State Division, DNR, of Watercraft
3rd Place: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission         Vance – “Life Jacket – Wear the Gear”
Fish ID Handout with Water Safety Message                            2nd Place: Oregon State Marine Board
(“One Bad Decision Can Ruin a Great Day”; Develop a “Life            Boating Officer, “Life Jacket Survivor” testimonial
Jacket Habit”;                                                       3rd Place: Ohio State Division, DNR, of Watercraft
“Scan Constantly ...”; ”Always know what’s going on around           Linda – ”Life Jackets Help Save Lives”
your Boat”)
                                                                     VIDEO PSA:
POSTERS/SIGNS:                                                       1st Place: Oregon State Marine Board
1st Place: Oregon State Marine Board                                 Boating Officer, “Life Jacket Survivor” testimonial
(“Blow .08 and You’ll have to Think of Something Else to do          2nd Place: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
With Your Boat – for a Whole Year”) (“Boat Safe, Boat Sober”)        Kids/Young Adults telling their perspective to “Slow Down
2nd Place: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Operations         with the Operation Of Boats, Be Alert & Wear Your Life
Center for Water Safety                                              Jacket” (”Helping Mom” – lost Dad to boating accident),
(“WOW, What an Embarrassing Way to Go. Don’t let a Fall              (”Slow Down a Little” – lost Dad to boating accident)
Overboard Put You Under. Be Safe, WEAR a Life Jacket”)               3rd Place Tie: Florida Fish & Game Conservation Commission
3rd Place Tie: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Opera-         Bilingual Boating/Water Safety Message. (Jen – “No Life
tions Center for Water Safety                                        Jacket”)
(“Keep Them Smiling. Keep Them Safe. Kids wearing a life
jacket... a Safe Choice around the Water”)                           ELECTRONIC EDUCATION:
3rd Place Tie: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Opera-         1st Place: US Army Corps of Engineers, National Operations
tions Center for Water Safety                                        Center for Water Safety
(“Show Your Love. Keep Them Safe. Watch Your Children. A             “Bobber, The Water Safety Dog” interactive cartoon/animation,
Safe Choice Around the Water”)                                       CD and website: bobber.info
                                                                     Message Themes: (“Bobber Has a Fit” and “Who is Your
BOOKLET/BROCHURE:                                                    Buddy”) water safety messages for 2007.
1st Place: California Department of Boating and Waterways            2nd Place: Canada Transportation Maritime
2007 Boating/Water Safety Calendar “Safe & Wise” using               (“Boom, Up She Went”) Boating Safety message about fires on
poster contest winners (boating and water safety themes) for         board with CD format.
each month.
2nd Place: Lee County Department of Natural Resources (Law           SPECIAL EDUCATION CATEGORY:
Enforcement/Task Force), Florida Fish and Game Conservation          Unique one on one interactive education and awareness for
Commission                                                           kids
Water and Boating Safety messages posted on a hand-held              State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
“Safety Guide Wheel”                                                 Use of Nautical Flag stamps to spell your name (self-stamping
3rd Place: State of Connecticut Department of Environmental          letter stamps) on a water/boating safety sheet of paper.
Protection                                                           The product allows for an interchange of using letter stamps to
“Joe Coastal Boater says ...” safety brochure.                       share the safety message.

                                                                     Cocktail Reception and 2007 Summit Awards Banquet
                                                                     Poster/PSA Winners
                                                                     Prize Drawings

                                                                     Special Thank You To:
                                                                     The entire staff of the Crowne Plaza Riverwalk San Antonio
                                                                     and to Karl Gebhardt and DebbieLee Dougherty of TruePath.

                                                                                         We’ll see YOU
                                                                                         in San Diego!




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                        NWSC Awards Luncheon
Opening remarks by Arlyn Hendricks, President, National              REGION FOUR – Alan Bland, Vice President
Water Safety Congress                                                Awards of Merit:
Award Presentation by Ernie Lentz, Awards Chair                      Coach Houston Nutt, University of Arkansas
                                                                     Joplin Volunteer Fire Dept
REGION ONE – Matt Zlocki, Vice President                             Jerry Lojka, Lake Thunderbird Boat House
Awards of Merit:                                                     Northwestern Louisiana Water Safety Partnership
Ray Budo, Bay Village Schools/Spirit of America
John Cavalier, Bay Village Schools/Spirit of America                 REGION FIVE – Ed Huntsman, Vice President
Jason Latchic, Ohio Dept. Natural Resources                          Awards of Merit:
Rich McCullough, Ohio Dept. Natural Resources                        Mike Mayer, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Jim O’Brien, Ohio Dept. Natural Resources                            Judge Lex E. Anderson, Maricopa County Superior Court
Joshua Orwick, Ohio Dept. Natural Resources                          Sven Erik Hedin, Arizona Game & Fish Department
Debbie Putnam, Bay Village Schools/Spirit of America
                                                                     REGION SIX – Randy Henry, Vice President
Scott Stauffer, Ohio Dept. Natural Resources                         Awards of Merit:
Kathy Wilson, Mosquito Lake Marina                                   Christie Johnson, Williamette Valley Project, U.S. Army Corps
Matt Zlocki, Ohio Dept. Natural Resources                            of Engineers
Letters of Commendation:                                             Brad & Linda Wells, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Mr. & Mrs. Cipriani, Rocky River Emerald Necklace Marina,            Deputy Chuck Reeder, Tillamook County Sheriffs Office
Rocky River, Ohio                                                    Deborah Norton, Dworshak Reservoir, U.S. Army Corps of
Spirit of America Foundation, Staff & Volunteers Mentor, Ohio        Engineers
Lake Metroparks Staff & Volunteers Kirtland, Ohio                    Letters of Commendation:
                                                                     Flotilla 73, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
REGION TWO – Tom Plante, Vice President                              McMinnville Aquatic Center “Survival Swim” program
Awards of Merit:
Joe Keeton, South Dakota Dept. Game, Fish & Parks                    Deputy Steve Dangler, Multnomah County Sheriffs Office
Phil Miklo, Oak Hill Marina                                          Bob Stoddart, West Coast Container
                                                                     Gary Roberts, Cedar Canyon Bottled Water
REGION THREE – Mac Wimbish, Vice President
Awards of Merit:
Ronald W. Robertson, North Carolina Wildlife Resources
Commission
Officer Josh McConnell, North Carolina Wildlife Resources
Commission
Dale Hollow Lake Park Rangers, Nashville District, U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers
Macon County High School Football Team
Mark & Eric Allen, Summersville Lake Marina
Arkabutla Volunteer Fire Department
Letters of Commendation:
Troy Tatum, Lamar Advertising
Mike Bailey, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Master Officer Kyle A. Voris, North Carolina Wildlife
Resources Commission
Jeremy B. Harrill, North Carolina Wildlife Resources
Commission
Lisa Beckstead, Kokotat Watersport Wear
Michael Sanford, Cable One
Greg Staten, Spencer’s Dairy Kreme
Lt. John Reams, North Carolina Wildlife Resources
Commission
Bass Pro Shop of Memphis
Master Officer W. Gary Caulk, North Carolina Wildlife
Resources Commission
West Marine
Brandon J. Joyner, North Carolina Wildlife Resources
Commission
Sportsman’s Warehouse of Southaven
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                                      Awards Banquet
    National Safe Boating Council Awards                                                                     Deanna Rice (Coors Rep),
                                                                                                             Northern BEAA Winner
2007 Boating Safety Hall of Fame Award Winners:                                                              Paul Hegreness, and Ed
       Scott Swanby                                                                                          Carter (NSBC Past Chair).
       Charlie Walbridge

Boating Education Advancement Awards (BEAA)
       Sponsored by Coors Brewing Company

BEAA Regional Award Winners:
       Northern Region – Ohio Boating Safety Program,
       Mentor Department of Parks, Recreation and Public                                                          Deanna Rice,
       Lands, Mentor, Ohio                                                                                        Southern and North
       Southern Region – Nobody’s Waterproof, Lower                                                               American BEAA
       Colorado River Authority, Austin, Texas                                                                    Winner Jennifer
                                                                                                                  McCrocklin-Scharlach,
       Western Region – Boating Under the Influence, It’s                                                         and Ed Carter.
       Your Choice, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife
       and Parks, Helena, Montana
       Canadian Region – Boat Maintenance: The Essentials,
       Office of Boating Safety, Transport Canada, Nova
       Scotia, Canada
                                                                    LCRA “Nobody’s
BEAA North American Award Winner:                                   Waterproof” team
      Southern Region – Nobody’s Waterproof,                        – North American
      Lower Colorado River Authority, Austin, Texas                 BEAA Winner.
                                                                    Left to right top:
Boating Safety Youth Award Program                                  Chris Hernandez,
                                                                    Carroll Cowan,
        Sponsored by BoatU.S.                                       Jennifer Scharlach,
        Boating Safety You Program Award Winner                     Jim Richardson
        Denali Borough Water Safety Program                         Left to right bottom:
        Denali, Alaska                                              Tim Bradle, Mike
                                                                    Newhouse.
NSBC Patron Member Recognition:
Ability One, Inc.                      Boat Ed
BoaterExam.com                         BoatU.S.                                                                   Deanna Rice,
Brunswick Corporation                  Coors Brewing Co.                                                          Canadian BEAA
National Marine Manufacturers Assn.    Orion Safety Products                                                      Winner Sandra Inglis,
                                                                                                                  and Ed Carter.
Sentinel Press                         Sperry Top-Sider
Within Reach                           Yamaha Corporation
Zurich Marine Specialty




                                                                                            Kevin Holland,
                                                                                            Western BEAA
                                                                                            Winner.


Virgil Chambers, NSBC Executive Director,
recognizes NSBC Patron Level members with   Kris Capps, Denali Borough Water                   SPECIAL THANKS to
Silver Burgees.                             Safety Program, received the Boat-        Coors Brewing Company and Boat Ed
                                            ing Safety Youth Program Award
                                            from David Carter, BoatU.S.               for their assistance in sponsoring the
                                            representative.                                   2007 Awards Banquet.
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                                      Awards Banquet
   National Water Safety Congress Awards                                                       Doug Golding, Ohio Dept. of
                                                                                               Natural Resources, Watercraft
Regional Awards:                                                                               Division, was the recipient of the
                                                                                               Region One Award and also the
Region One Award:                                                                              National Award.
       Doug Golding, Ohio Dept. Natural Resources

Region Two Award:
        Mr. Homer Sykes, Perry Lake & Topeka Flotilla’s,
        USCG Auxiliary

Region Three Award:
        Enid Lake Ranger Staff, Vicksburg District,
        U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Region Four Award:
        Will and Sue Williams, Oklahoma Safe Lakes                   Tom Plante presents Mr.
                                                                     Homer Sykes with the
                                                                     Region Two Award.
Region Five Award:
        Dolores Farrell, California Dept. Boating & Waterways

Region Six Award:
        National Water Safety Team, U.S. Army Corps
        of Engineers                                                 The Enid Lake
                                                                     Ranger Staff,
National Award:                                                      winners of the
                                                                     Region Three
       Doug Golding
                                                                     Award, with
                                                                     Arlyn Hendricks.
President’s Award:
        Cecilia Duer

National Water Safety Congress Corporate Sponsors:
Boat Ed                        Coors Brewing Company
Stearns                        Mustang Survival, inc.
Entergy, Arkansas              WE Energies
Avista Utilities               Walsh Marine Products                                                            Pictured left to right
Kawasaki Motor USA                                                                                              are Kurt McKean,
Journal Sponsor: Boat Ed                                                                                        Oklahoma High-
                                                                                                                way Patrol, Water
                                                                                                                Patrol Division.;
Linda Nutt, USACE,                                                                                              Alan Bland; Mr. Will
accepts the Region                                                                                              Williams, the Region
Six Award from                                                                                                  Four Award Winner;
Arlyn Hendricks                                                                                                 and Mark Brown,
and Randy Henry.                                                                                                OHP Water Patrol.




                                                                     Region Five Award:
                                                                     Nick Duhe, Nevada
                                                                     Dept. of Wildlife; Ed
                                                                     Huntsman; Gloria
                                                                     Sandoval, California
                                                                     Dept. of Boating and
                                                                     Waterways (accept-
                                                                     ing for Dolores);
                                                                     Fred Messman,
                                 Arlyn Hendricks presents the        Nevada Dept. of
                                 President’s Award to Cecilia        Wildlife; Paul New-
                                 Duer.                               man, District 11,
                                                                     USCG.
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                                      Awards Banquet
                                          The USBI Silver Schooner Award
The USBI Silver Schooner Award is used to recognize an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, support, and
initiative over many years in the field of recreational boating safety. The Award is a beautiful trophy featuring a schooner vessel
and engraved with an appropriate salute to the awardee.

   The United Safe Boating Institute is proud to present the U. S. B. I. Silver Schooner
Award to Fred Messmann, the Boating Law Administrator for the State of Nevada. Mr.
Messmann is recognized nationally for his innovation and drive for over 20 years
in various capacities, working with the National Association of State Boating Law
Administrators. As Chairman of the Education Committee, minimum standards were
drafted and approved for boating courses seeking national approval. This was ac-
complished by gaining consensus from governmental, commercial and volunteer
organizations. As Chairman of the Boating Accident Investigation Reporting & Analy-
sis Committee, Mr. Messmann took on as a crusade the adoption of a 17 digit hull
identification number, which has been taken under advisement by the U. S. Coast
Guard. Mr. Messmann has served in various offices of both the Western Boating Ad-
ministrators Association and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators with distinction.
   Mr. Messmann has shown outstanding leadership by requiring all Nevada marine law enforcement officers to wear a life jacket
and show the public by example the added safety they bring. He organized joint law enforcement activities with adjoining states
and local sheriff departments establishing check points to identify intoxicated boat operators. He included volunteers who con-
ducted vessel safety checks as part of the check points, educating boaters on a one to one basis. These tactics have led to close
coordination between the agencies of California, Arizona, Utah and his home state, Nevada.
   Mr. Messmann was selected to chair the Coast Guard’s Strategic Planning Panel, a group of organizations setting goals for the
Coast Guard’s Office of Boating. He has been a member of the American League of Anglers and Boaters, which has been respon-
sible for the reauthorization of the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund. He has been an active member of the National
Boating Safety Advisory Council, a group established to advise the Coast Guard on a wide range of boating issues. He has cham-
pioned efforts to educate boaters and curb the hazards of carbon monoxide poisoning as well as methods to reduce and prevent
propeller strikes. He has served with distinction on various other councils, committees and organizations, including the National
Water Safety Congress, the State Organization for Boating Access, and the National Safe Boating Council.
   Mr. Messmann’s diligence, initiative, and outstanding service to America’s recreational boaters are in keeping with the goals of
the United Safe Boating Institute and are highly commended.




                           Post-Summit Activities
THURSDAY, MARCH 8
NWSC Ice Safety/Hypothermia Awareness Course
NWSC PWC Course
USACE Team Meeting
NSBC Instructor Training Course


FRIDAY, MARCH 9
NSBC Instructor Training Course
NWSC PWC Course




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                                  Exhibitor Directory
2008 International Boating                BRP US Inc.                            Meritech Industries
& Water Safety Summit                     Jeff Wilson                            Keith Jackson
April 16 – 19 in San Diego, CA            10101 Science Drive                    6680 Lockheed Drive
Cecilia Duer                              Sturtevant, WI 53177                   Redding, CA 96002
National Water Safety Congress            262-884-5389; Fax 262-884-5403         530-226-7414; Fax 530-226-9516
P.O. Box 1632                             jeff.wilson@brp.com                    Keith@powerboatsafety.com
Mentor, OH 44061                          www.evinrude.com                       www,powerboatsafety.com
440-209-9805; Fax 440-209-9805
www.watersafetycongress.org               Brunswick Commercial &                 Mustang Survival
director@watersafetycongress.org          Government Products, Inc.              Steve Chambers
                                          Jeremy Davis, Don Ellingsen            3870 Mustang Way
American Canoe Association                420 Megan Avenue                       Bellingham, WA 98226-3313
Paddler Magazine                          Edgewater, FL 32141                    410-263-6556; Fax 410-280-3666
Pam Dillon, Paul Sanford                  850-539-9191                           www.mustangsurvival.com
7432 Alban Station Blvd., B-232           www.whaler.com/cgp
Springfield, VA 22150                                                            National Association of State
703-451-0141; Fax 703-451-2245            CMI, Inc.                              Boating Law Adminstrators
www.americancanoe.org                     Dennis Boyd                            Ron Sarver, Kimberly Hermes,
                                          316 East 9th Street                    Gail Kulp
American Poker Runs                       Owensboro, KY 42303                    1500 Leestown Road, Suite 330
Association                               866-835-0670; Fax 270-685-6678         Lexington, KY 40511
Pierre Savoie                             www.alcoholtest.com                    859-225-9487; Fax 859-231-6403
1020 Brevik Place Unit 5                                                         www.nasbla.org
Mississauga, ON                           Federal Energy Regulatory
Canada L4N 4N7                            Commission (FERC)                      National Safe Boating
800-354-9145                              John Estep, Jon Cofancesco             Council, Inc. (NSBC)
pierre@americanpokerrunsassociation.com   888 First Street, NE                   Virgil Chambers
                                          Washington, DC 20426                   P.O. Box 509
America’s Waterway Watch                  202-502-6175; Fax 202-208-0819         Bristow, VA 20136
Mary Larson, Tom Kral,                    www.ferc.gov                           703-361-4294; Fax 703-361-5294
Frank Bannenburg                                                                 www.safeboatingcouncil.org
USCG, Commandant (G-3PCP)                 Float Tech, Inc.
2100 2nd St SW Room 5302                  Jeff Betz                              National Water Safety Congress
Washington, D.C. 20593                    216 River Street                       (NWSC)
202-372-1111; Fax 202-372-1905            Troy, NY 12180                         Cecilia Duer
www.americaswaterwaywatch.org             518-266-0964; Fax 518-266-0318         P.O. Box 1632
                                          www.floattech.com                      Mentor, OH 44061
BoatEd                                                                           440-209-9805; Fax 440-209-9805
Kurt Kalkomey, Susan Holcome, Cindy       Lower Colorado River Authority         www.watersafetycongress.org
Kalkomey, Marci Bowyer                    Jennifer Scharlach, Jim Richardson,    director@watersafetycongress.org
2901 Ladybird Lane                        Carroll Cowan, Chris Hernandez, Mike
Dallas, TX 75220                          Newhouse, Stan Rountree,               Rescue ONE Connector Boats
214-351-0461; Fax 214-351-6429            Tim Bradle                             Justin Edge
kurt@boat-ed.com                          P.O. Box 220 (M107)                    1012B Oster Dr.
                                          Autsin, TX 78767                       Huntsville, AL 35816
BoatU.S. Foundation                       512-473-3555; Fax 512-473-3501         800-737-2831; Fax 615-469-1591
Ruth Wood, Chris Edmonston, David         jennifer.scharlach@lcra.org            www.rescueone.com
Carter, Amanda Suttles
147 Old Solomon Island Road               Mercury Marine                         Robotronics
Annapolis, MD 21401                       Anthony Nahitchevansky                 Paul Schwen
703-461-2878                              W6250 Pioneer Road                     1610 West 1600 South
www.boatus.com/foundation                 Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1939             Springville, UT 84663-3057
                                          757-233-0485 or 866-408-6372;          801-489-4466; Fax 801-489-8241
BoaterExam.com                            Fax 757-233-0484                       www.robotronics.com
Steve Nolan, Larry McNamee, Kerry         www.mercurygovsales.com
Moher, Marie McNamee                                                             Rotonics Mfg., Inc.
1568 Carling Ave., Suite 203                                                     Claretta Jo Segura
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1Z 7M4                                                  2807 Stephen F. Austin Drive
613-722-8899; Fax 613-248-5026                                                   Brownwood, TX 76801
www.boaterexam.com                                                               325-646-1566; Fax 325-643-4644
                                                                                 www.rotonics.com
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                            Exhibitor Directory
Sea Scouts                           Texas Parks & Wildlife             United States Power
Charles Holmes, Jimmie Homburg       Alfonso Campos, Brandi Bradford    Squadron (USPS)
P.O. Box 152679                      4200 Smith School Road             Bill Husted, Bob Sweet, Joyce Shaw,
Irving, TX 75015-2079                Austin, TX 78744                   Ernest Washburn
927-580-2084; Fax 927-580-2340       512-389-8302; Fax 512-389-8400     8851 SW Fisherman’s Wharf Drive
cjholmes@netbsa.org                  alfonso.campos@tpwd.state.tx.us    Stuart, FL 34997
www.scouting.org                     brandi.branford@tpwd.state.tx.us   772-463-4825; Fax 772-463-4825
                                                                        www.usps.org
Stearns Industrial Safety Survival   United States Coast Guard
Products                             Office of Boating Safety           Walsh Marine Products
Jim Cermak                           Jo Calkin                          Ken Ullman
P.O. Box 1498                        2100 Second Street SW              2735 North Calhoun Road
St. Cloud, MN 56302                  Washington, DC 20593               Brookfield, WI 53005
320-202-3369; Fax 320-258-0277       202-372-1065                       262-797-9888; Fax 262-797-9910
www.stearnsafety.com                 www.uscgboating.org                www.walshproducts.com




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            National Water Safety Congress
                   Board Members
Arlyn Hendricks - President               Matt Zlocki - Region 1 Vice President   Mary Hughes - Director at Large
Kaw Lake Office                           Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources,        Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources,
9400 Lake Road                            Div. of Watercraft                      Div. of Watercraft
Ponca City, OK 74604                      1 Front Street                          2045 Morse Road A-2
Phone: 580-762-5611 ext. 21               Ashtabula, OH 44004                     Columbus, OH 43229
Fax: 580-762-9250                         Phone: 440-964-0518                     mary.hughes@dnr.state.oh.us
arlyn.hendricks@swt03.usace.army.mil      Fax: 440-964-0519
                                          matt.zlocki@dnr.state.oh.us             Ted Rankine - Director at Large
Bobby Pharr - Immediate Past President                                            Canadian Safe Boating Council
Entergy - Hydro Operations                Tom Plante - Region 2 Vice President    24 Robert Street
141 West County Line Road                 See information under Treasurer         Keswick, Ontario, Canada L4P1K7
Malvern, AR 72104                                                                 Phone: 905-989-0664
Phone: 501-844-2121                       Mac Wimbish - Region 3 Vice President   Fax: 905-989-0664
Fax: 501-844-2172                         U.S. Army Corps of Engineers            tedrankine@rogers.com
bpharr@entergy.com                        4155 Clay Street
                                          Vicksburg, MS 39181                     John Punkiewicz - Director at Large
Paul Kennedy - Executive Vice President   Phone: 601-631-5095                     Corps of Engineers, Rock Island Distr.
Missouri State Water Patrol               Fax: 601-631-5094                       Attn.: CEMVR-OD-T
2401 E. McCarty Street                    mac.r.wimbish@mvk02.usace.army.mil      Clock Tower Bldg., P.O. 2004
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1368                                                     Rock Island, IL 61204-2004
Phone: 573-751-3333                       Alan Bland - Region 4 Vice President    Phone: 309-794-5484
Fax: 573-522-1287                         U.S. Army Corps of Engineers            Fax: 309-794-5180
paul.kennedy@mswp.dps.mo.gov              Beaver Lake Project Office              john.w.punkiewicz@usace.army.mil
                                          2260 N 2nd Street
Russ Minton - Executive Secretary         Rogers, AR 72756                        Bob Ogoreuc - Director at Large
P.O. Box 837                              Phone: 479-636-1210 ext 313             Slippery Rock University
Edgewood, Texas 75117                     Fax: 501-324-5472                       426 Center Street
Phone: 903-896-7131                       alan.bland@usace.army.mil               Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Fax: 903-896-7131                                                                 Phone: 724-738-2816
russminton@hughes.net                     Ed Huntsman - Region 5 Vice President   Fax: 724-738-4791
                                          Arizona Game and Fish                   robert.ogoreuc@sru.edu
Tom Plante - Treasurer                    2221 Greenway Road
800 Industrial Park Dr.                   Phoenix, Arizona 85023                  Joseph Morgan - Director at Large and-
Iron Mountain, MI 49801                   Phone: 602-789-3381                     Membership Chairman
Phone: 906-779-2513                       Fax: 602-789-3903                       Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Fax: 906-779-2488                         ehuntsman@azgfd.gov                     888 First Street NE
thomas.plante@we-energies.com                                                     OEP HL-12
                                          Randy Henry - Region 6 Vice President   Washington, DC 20426
Gary Owen - Executive Board               Oregon State Marine Board               Phone: 202-502-6377
and Education Chairman                    P. O. Box 14145                         Fax: 202-279-2723
Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources           Salem, OR 97309                         joseph.morgan@ferc.gov
3011 Center Lake Drive                    Phone: 503-373-1405 x247
Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360                   randy.h.henry@state.or.us               Ernie Lentz - Director at Large and
Phone: 712-260-1018                                                               Awards Chairman
Fax: 712-336-0921                         Lu Christie - Director at Large         Arkabutla Lake Corps of Engineers
gcowen1@juno.com                          P.O. Box 837                            Arkabutla Lake Field Office
                                          Edgewood, Texas 75117                   3905 Arkabutla Dam Road
Brenda A. Warren - Executive Board        Phone: 903-896-7131                     Coldwater, MS 38618
HQ US Army Corps of Engineers             Fax: 903-896-7131                       Phone: 662-562-6261
441 G St NW                               luchristie@hughes.net                   Fax: 662-562-8972
Washington, DC 20314-1000                                                         ernest.e.lentz@mvk02.usace.army.mil
Phone: 202-761-8600                       Edwin Lyngar - Director at Large
Fax: 202-761-1369                         Nevada Dept. of Wildlife                Jeffrey E. Decker - Director at Large
brenda.a.warren@usace.army.mil            1100 Valley Road                        American Boating Education
                                          Reno, NV 89512                          P.O. Box 29
                                          Phone: 775-688-1548                     Mechanicsville, VA 23111
                                          Fax: 775-688-1551                       Phone: 877-677-2628
                                          elyngar@ndow.org                        Jeff@BoatCourse.com


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            National Water Safety Congress
                   Board Members
Virgil Chambers - Liaison              Carl Bishop - Director Emeritus         Carl Garner - Director Emeritus
National Safe Boating Council          14359 West Cedar Place                  NWSC Corporate Office
P.O. Box 509                           Golden, CO 80401                        105 Garner Lane
Bristow, VA 20136                      P.O. Box 25007, D-115                   Tumbling Shoals, AR 72581
Phone: 703-361-4294                    Denver, CO 80225
NSBCDirect@safeboatingcouncil.org                                              Bill Ladd - Director Emeritus
                                       Al Payne - Director Emeritus            Cecilia Duer - Executive Director
Bill Gossard - NTSB Representative     464 North Hillcrest Drive               NWSC Corporate Office
National Transportation Safety Board   Spring City, TN 37381                   P.O. Box 1632
(SR-30) 490 L’Enfant Plaza East SW                                             Mentor, OH 44061
Washington, DC 20594-0001              Jim McGuffy - Director Emeritus         Phone: 440-209-9805
Phone: 202-314-6182                    McGuffey Electric Co.                   Fax: 440-953-1052
Fax: 202-314-6178                      1254 Smokey Road                        director@watersafetycongress.org
gossarb@ntsb.gov                       Newman, GA 30263
NTSB (SR-20)                                                                   Patti Jablonski - Financial Assistant
Washington, DC 20594                   Brad Keshlear - Director Emeritus       treasurer@watersafetycongress.org
gossard@ntsb.gov                       Retired, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
                                       77 Forsyth Street, S.W.                 Donna Angus - Journal Editor
John Malatak - Coast Guard Rep.        Atlanta, GA 30335                       journal@watersafetycongress.org
Chief, Program Operations              Phone: 404-331-4834
Office of Boating Safety                                                       Cecilia Duer - Executive Director
(CG-3PCB- 2)                           Cliff Hays - Director Emeritus          Spirit of America Foundation
2100 Second Street SW                  2022 Quail Run Drive, NE                7455 Tyler Boulevard
Washington, DC 20593-0001              Albuquerque, NM 87122                   Mentor, OH 44060
Phone: 202-372-1070                    Phone: 505-797-7943                     Phone: 440-209-9805
Fax: 202-372-1933                                                              SpiritofAmerica95@yahoo.com
John.M.Malatak@uscg.mil                                                        www.SpiritofAmerica95.org




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              National Safe Boating Council
                   Board of Directors
Ruth Wood - Chair                     Emily King - Member at Large       John Johnson - NASBLA Executive
BoatU.S. Foundation                   Ohio Dept. Of Natural Resources    Director
880 S. Pickett Street                 2045 Morse Road, Bldg. A           1500 Leestown Road, Suite 330
Alexandria, VA 22304-0730             Columbus, OH 43224-1300            Lexington, KY 40511-2047
Phone: 703-823-9550 Ext. 3204         Phone: 614-265-6504                Phone: 859-225-9487
Fax: 703-461-2855                     Fax: 614-267-8883                  Fax: 859-231-6402
rwood@boatus.com                      emily.king@dnr.state.oh.us         john@nasbla.org

Veronica Floyd - Vice Chair           Warren McAdams - Member at Large   Bill Gossard - NTSB Representative
Brunswick Corporation                 U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary        National Transportation Safety Board
5906 Ashby Manor Place                894 Surrey Ridge Drive             (SR-30) 490 L’Enfant Plaza East SW
Alexandria, VA 22310-2267             Cincinnati, OH 45245-1125          Washington, DC 20594-0001
Phone: 703-960-2320                   Phone: 513-753-3890                Phone: 202-314-6182
Office: 703-960-2223                  Fax: 513-753-3894                  Fax: 202-314-6178
Fax: 703-960-2696                     Mcadamswe@aol.com                  gossarb@ntsb.gov
veronica@veronicafloyd.com
                                      Randy Whaley                       Jeff Johnson - NASBLA President
Ed Carter - Past Chair                Canadian Safe Boating Council      Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency   9 Thackeray Crescent               Recreation
P.O. Box 40747                        Barrie, Ontario L4N 6J6 Canada     Office of Boating Safety
Nashville, TN 37204                   Phone: 705-722-7260                550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1380
Phone: 615-781-6682                   Fax: 866-323-0463                  Anchorage, AK 99501
Fax: 615-781-5268                     Randy.Whaley@carlon.com            Phone: 907-269-8705
ed.carter@state.tn.us                                                    Fax: 907-269-8907
                                      Arlyn Hendricks - NWSC Rep.        jeffj@dnr.state.ak.us
Jim Richardson - Treasurer            USACE Kaw Lake Office
Lower Colorado River Authority        9400 Lake Road                     Pam Dillon - American Canoe Assn.
P.O. Box 220                          Ponka City, OK 74604               7432 Alban Station Blvd., Ste B-232
Austin, TX 78767                      Phone: (580) 762-5611 x 21         Springfield, VA 22150
Phone: 800-776-5272                   Fax: (580) 762-9250                Phone: 703-451-0141
Fax: (512) 473-3501                   arlyn.hendricks@usace.army.mil     Fax: 703-451-2245
jim.Richardson@lcra.org                                                  pdillon@americancanoe.org
                                      John Malatak - Coast Guard Rep.
Joyce Shaw - Secretary                Chief, Program Operations          Virgil H. Chambers - Executive Director
United States Power Squadron          Office of Boating Safety           P.O. Box 509
252 Timberlake Drive                  (CG-3PCB- 2)                       Bristow, VA 20136
Florence, SC 29501                    2100 Second Street SW              Phone: 703-361-4294
Phone: 843-393-2540                   Washington, DC 20593-0001          Fax: 703-361-5294
Fax: 843-393-2540                     Phone: 202-372-1070                NSBCdirect@safeboatingcouncil.org
Cell: 843-601-8784                    Fax: 202-372-1933
Odetojoyce@aol.com                    John.M.Malatak@uscg.mil            Sheila Chappell - Office Manager
                                                                         office@safeboatingcouncil.org
Monita Fontaine - Member at Large
National Marine Manufacturers Assn.                                      Erika Clemons - Campaign Coordinator
444 North Capital St., NW Suite 645                                      campaign@safeboatingcouncil.org
Washington DC 20001
Phone: 202-737-9750                                                      Sandy Smith - Financial Officer
Fax: 202-628-4716                                                        finances@safeboatingcouncil.org
mfontaine@nmma.org




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                                           IBWSS Attendees
Robin Abshire                          Bradley Arlat                        Carolyn V Belmore                  Dennis Boyd
Headmaster/Leisure Services            Natural Resource Specialist          President                          CMI, Inc.
Director                               U.S. Army Corps of Engineers         New England Safe Boating Council   316 East 9th Street
City of South Haven                    64 Clear Springs Park                112 Saddlebrook Lane               Owensboro, KY 42303
539 Phoenix St.                        Texarkana, TX 75501                  E. Falmouth, MA 02536              (866) 835-0670
South Haven, MI 49090                  (903) 838-8781                       (508) 540-9204                     Fax: (270) 685-6678
(269) 637-0771                                                              Fax: (508) 540-9803                mjhagan@alcoholtest.com
Fax: (269) 637-5319                    Michael P Attanasio                  cvbelmore@cgaux1nr.org             www.alcoholtest.com
                                       U.S. Coast Guard MLE Academy
Christine Adams                        2000 Bainbridge Ave                  Jeff Betz                          Brandi Bradford
National Water Safety Congress         N. Charleston, SC 29405-2607         Float Tech, Inc.                   Boater Education Coordinator
P.O. Box 1632                          (843) 746-7955                       216 River Street                   Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.
Mentor, OH 44061                       Fax: (843) 746-7920                  Troy, NY 12180                     4200 Smith School Road
(440) 209-9805                                                              (518) 266-0964                     Austin, TX 78744
www.watersafetycongress.org            Emmitt Attaway                       Fax: (518) 266-0318                (512) 389-8302
                                       Natural Resources Specialist         jeff@floattech.com                 Fax: (512) 389-8400
Ross Adkins                            U.S. Army Corps of Engineers         www.floattech.com                  brandi.bradford@tpwd.state.tx.us
Chief Public Affairs, Tulsa District   PO Box 549
USACE-SWT                              Somerville, TX 77879                 Ginger Bjornson                    Tim Bradle
1645 S. 101st E. Ave.                  (979) 596-1622                       Park Ranger                        Water Surface Planner
Tulsa, OK 74127                        Fax: (979) 596-1493                  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers       Lower Colorado River Authority
(918) 633-3288                                                              PO Box 487                         PO Box 220 (Mail Stop M-107)
                                       Alan Barborek                        Cartersville, GA 30120             Austin, TX 78767-0220
Mark L Allen                           Missouri State Water Patrol          (678) 721-6700                     (800) 776-5272
Water Safety Education Officer         P.O. Box 1368                        virginia.e.bjornson@sam.usace.     Fax: (512) 473-3501
Columbia Basin Dive Rescue             Jefferson City, MO 65102             army.mil
27506 Spirit Lane                      (573) 751-3333                                                          John S Brazzel
Kennewick, WA 99338                    Fax: (573) 522-1287                  Richard Blackman                   Park Ranger
(509) 627-4035                         alan.barborek@mswp.dps.mo.gov        U.S. Coast Guard                   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
rangerdiver@webbworks.com                                                   2100 2nd Street SW                 3505 South Grand Street
                                       Wayne Barr                           Washington, DC 20593               Monroe, LA 71202
Elizabeth Anderson                     USACE                                (202) 267-6024                     (318) 949-1804
Park Ranger                            106 South 15th Street                Fax: (202) 267-4284                Fax: (318) 387-4574
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers           Omaha, NE 68102
285 CR 3602                            (402) 221-4051                       Alan Bland                         Don Brent
Clifton, TX 76634                      Fax: (402) 221-4230                  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers       Chief of Police
(254) 622-3332                         wayne.a.barr@usace.army.mil          2260 North 2nd                     Lower Colorado River Authority
Fax: (254) 622-3243                                                         Street Rogers, AR 72756            PO Box 220 (Mail Stop M-107)
                                       James Battye                         (479) 636-1210                     Austin, TX 78767-0220
John Anderson                          BoatHandler                          Fax: (501) 324-5472                (800) 776-5272
Kentucky Dept. of Fish & Wildlife      12401 Mill Creek Lane                                                   Fax: (512) 473-3501
#1 Sportsman Road                      Wye Mills, MD 21679                  Ben Bohac                          dbrent@lcra.org
Frankfort, KY 40601                    (410) 827-9100                       Natural Resources Specialist
(502) 564-3400                         captainjim@boathandler.com           U.S. Army Corps of Engineers       Bonnie Breyley
Fax: (502) 564-3178                                                         3100 Granger Dam Road              National Water Safety Congress
johnr.anderson@ky.gov                  Carolyn Bauer                        Granger, TX 76530                  P.O. Box 1632
                                       Outdoor Recreation Planner           (512) 859-2668                     Mentor, OH 44061
Donna Angus                            U.S. Army Corps of Engineers         Fax: (512) 859-2934                (440) 209-9805
National Water Safety Congress         Nashville District                                                      www.watersafetycongress.org
P.O. Box 1632                          P.O. Box 1070                        RDML Craig Bone
Mentor, OH 44061                       Nashville, TN 37202-1070             Assistant Commandant for           Kristine Brown
(440) 209-9805                         (615) 736-5626                       Prevention                         Park Ranger
www.watersafetycongress.org            Fax: (615) 736-5499                  U.S. Coast Guard                   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
                                       carolynbauer@us.army.mil             2100 Second St. SW, Room 2408      PO Box 218747
John Annino                                                                 Washington, DC 20593               Houston, TX 77218
EP Safety Representative               Chris Beaman                         (202) 372-1001                     (281) 752-2602
State of Connecticut                   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers                                            Fax: (281) 497-0864
DEP - Boating Division                 601 East 12th Street                 Tommy Boozer                       kristine.n.brown@swg02.usace.
333 Ferry Road, P.O. Box 280           Kansas City, MO 64106-2896           Lake Management S.C. Electric      army.mil
Old Lyme, CT 06371-0280                                                     & Gas Co.
(860) 434-8638                         Valerie Beaulieu                     Lake Mangement M2-6                Margot Brown
Fax: (860) 434-3501                    Senior Analyst                       Columbia, SC 29218                 National Boating Federation
                                       National Search and Rescue           (803) 217-9007                     3217 Fiji Lane
Pasquale Anolfo                        Secretariat                          Fax: (803) 217-9045                Alameda, CA 94502
Park Ranger                            275 Slater Street, 4th Floor         tboozer@scana.com                  (510) 523-2098
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers           Ottawa, ON Canada K1A 0K2                                               mjbjhb@aol.com
Box 1230                               (613) 996-6411                       Marcia Bowyer
Umatilla, OR 97882                     Fax: (613) 996-3746                  Boat Ed                            Mark Brown
(541) 922-2226                         vbeaulieu@nss.gc.ca                  2901 Ladybird Lane                 Oklahoma Highway Patrol
Fax: (541) 922-2227                                                         Dallas, TX 75220                   3156 CR 2409
                                                                            (214) 351-0461                     Barnsdall, OK 74002
                                                                            Fax: (214) 351-6429                (405) 341-8947
                                                                                                               Fax: (405) 341-3860
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                                       IBWSS Attendees
Peter Brown                        Heather Campbell                       Joseph Carro                     Steve Chambers
Prevention Policy Manager          Outdoor Recreation Planner             U.S. Coast Guard                 Mustang Survival
Maritime and Coastguard Agency     Federal Energy Regulatory              2100 2nd Street SW               3870 Mustang Way
Bay 2/18, 105 Commercial Road      Commission                             Washington, DC 20593             Bellingham, WA 98226-3313
Southhampton,United Kingdom        888 First Street, NE                   (202) 267-6024                   (410) 263-6556
SO15 1EG                           Washington, DC 20426                   Fax: (202) 267-4284              Fax: (410) 280-3666
+44 (0)23 8032 9100                (202) 502-6175                                                          spaulin@mustangsurvival.com
Fax: +44 (0)23 8032 9161           Fax: (202) 208-0819                    David Carter                     www.mustangsurvival.com
peter.brown@mcga.gov.uk            heathercampbell@ferc.gov               Boat US Foundation for
                                   www.ferc.gov                           Boating Safety                   Virgil Chambers
Keith Bryant                                                              147 Old Solomons Island Road     National Safe Boating Council
Southern Company Generation        Tom Campbell                           Suite 513                        P.O. Box 509
600 18th Street North              Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources        Annapolis, MD 21401              Bristow, VA 20136
Birmingham, AL 35291-8180          502 E 9th St,                          (703) 461-2878                   nsbcdirect@safeboatingcouncil.org
(205) 257-1403                     Wallace State Office Bldg              www.boatus.com/foundation        www.safeboatingcouncil.org
Fax: (205) 257-1596                Des Moines, IA 50319-0034
kebryant@southernco.com            (515) 281-0122                         Ed Carter                        Sheila Chappell
                                   Fax: (515) 281-6794                    Tennessee Wildlife Resources     National Safe Boating Council
Vann Burgess                                                              Agency                           P.O. Box 509
U.S. Coast Guard                   William Campbell                       PO Box 40747, Boating Div        Bristow, VA 20136
2100 2nd Street SW                 Senior Environmental Specialist        Nashville, TN 37204              www.safeboatingcouncil.org
Washington, DC 20593               EPRO/TRC Consulting                    (615) 781-6684
(202) 267-6024                     249 Western Ave.                       Fax: (615) 781-5268              Peter Chisholm
Fax: (202) 267-4284                Augusta, ME 04330                                                       Product Safety Specialist
william.v.burgess@uscg.mil         (207) 621-7082                         James Carver                     Mercury Marine, Division of
                                   Fax: (207) 621-7001                    Project Manager                  Brunswick Corp
Brian Burky                                                               U.S. Army Corps of Engineers     P.O. Box 1939
Recreation/Land Use Specialist     Alfonso Campos                         P.O. Box 1049                    Fond Du Lac, WI 54936-1939
Avista Utilities                   Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.         Grenada, MS 38902                (920) 929-5391
PO Box 1469                        4200 Smith School Road                 (662) 226-6090                   Fax: (920) 926-2340
Noxon, MT 59853                    Austin, TX 78744                       Fax: (662) 226-5054              pete.chisholm@mercmarine.com
(406) 847-1283                     (512) 389-8302                         james.l.carver@usace.army.mil
Fax: (406) 847-2265                Fax: (512) 389-8400                                                     George Christ
                                   alfonso.campos@tpwd.state.tx.us        Lionel Castillo                  Executive Director
Nathan Busche                                                             Park Ranger/Natural Resource     Mohican Outdoor School
Park Ranger                        Diane Cappo                            Specialist                       5370 Bunker Hill Road
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers       Program Director                       U.S. Army Corps of Engineers     Butler, OH 44822
1050 Buford Dam Rd.                Aquatic & Wildlife Education           285 CR 3602                      (419) 938-6671
Buford, GA 30518                   Foundation                             Clifton, TX 76634                Fax: (419) 938-6051
(770) 945-9531                     58 Turnbury Dr.                        (254) 622-3332                   gchrist44140@yahoo.com
                                   Bossier City, LA 71111                 Fax: (254) 622-3243
Jim Bussone                        (318) 742-7804                                                          Nancy Christian
Kansas Dept. of Wildlife & Parks   Fax: (318) 677-2671                    Jim Cermak                       Lake Metroparks
512 SE 25th Ave.                                                          Stearns Safety & Survival        8668 Kirtland Chardon Road
Pratt, KS 67124                    Kris Capps                             PO Box 1498                      Kirtland, OH 44077
(620) 672-0758                     Community Liaison                      St. Cloud, MN 56302              (440) 256-2110
Fax: (620) 672-6020                Denali Borough Water Safety            (320) 202-3369                   Fax: (440) 256-3827
                                   Program PO Box 125                     Fax: (320) 258-0277
Barbara Byers                      Denali Park, AK 99755                  colleenb@stearnsnet.com          Abigail Clark
Public Education Director          (907) 683-2781                         www.stearnssafety.com            Park Ranger
LifeSaving Society                 Fax: (907) 683-2514                                                     U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
322 Consumers Road                 kcapps@mtaonline.net                   Scott Cevigney                   40 Academy Drive, P.O. Box 1555
Toronto, ON Canada M5M 1M5                                                Operations Supervisor            Buzzard’s Bay, MA 02532-1555
(416) 490-8766                     Anthony Cardoza                        We Energies                      (978) 318-8636
Fax: (416) 490-8766                New Hampshire Marine Patrol            800 Industrial Park Drive        Fax: (508) 259-8923
barbarab@lifeguarding.com          PO Box 1150                            Iron Mountain, MI 49801          abigail.m.clark@usace.army.mil
                                   Belmont, NH 03220                      (906) 779-2513
Jo Calkin                          (603) 267-7256                         Fax: (906) 779-2488              Erika Clemons
U.S. Coast Guard                                                          scott.cevigney@we-energies.com   Campaign Coordinator
COMDT (G-OPB-2),                   Paula Carper                                                            National Safe Boating
2100 Second Street SW              U.S. Army Corps of Engineers           James Chambers                   Council P.O. Box 509
Washington, DC 20593               PO Box 1890,                           Park Ranger                      Bristow, VA 20136
www.uscgboating.org                69 Darlington Ave                      U.S. Army Corps of Engineers     www.safeboatingcouncil.org
(202) 267-0994                     Wilmington, NC 28402-1890              Canyon Lake Office,
Fax: (202) 267-4285                                                       601 C.O.E. Road                  Jon Cofrancesco
Jo.D.Calkin@uscg.mil               Brett Carre’                           Canyon Lake, TX 78133-4129       Federal Energy Regulatory
                                   Park Ranger                            (830) 964-3341                   Commission
                                   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers           Fax: (830) 964-2215              888 First Street, NE
                                   1160 Lake Mendocino Dr                                                  Washington, DC 20426
                                   Ukiah, CA 95482                                                         (202) 502-6175
                                   (707) 462-7581 x 30                                                     Fax: (202) 208-0819
                                   Fax: (707) 462-3372                                                     jon.cofrancesco@ferc.gov
                                   brettcarre@juno.com                                                     www.ferc.gov
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                                      IBWSS Attendees
Timothy Coleman                   Ben Davis                                  Pam Doty                         Justin Edge
West Virgina Div. of Natural      Park Ranger                                U.S. Army Corps of Engineers     Rescue ONE Connector Boats
Resources                         U.S. Army Corps of Engineers               R4 Box 128B                      1012B Oster Dr
Capitol Complex Bldg 3 Rm 837     82 Bay Springs Resource Rd                 Shelbyville, IL 62565            Huntsville, AL 35816
Charleston, WV 25305-0668         Dennis, MS 38652                           (217) 774-3951                   (800) 737-2831
(304) 558-2784                    (662) 423-1287                             Fax: (217) 774-2014              Fax: (615) 469-1591
Fax: (304) 558-1170               Fax: (662) 454-9346                                                         justin.edge@rescueone.com
                                  benjamin.g.davis@usace.army.mil            DebbieLee M Dougherty            www.rescueone.com
Rolly Correa                                                                 IBWSS Consultant
Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.    Jeremy Davis                               470 Olde Worthington Rd, #200    Chris Edmonston
4200 Smith School Road            Eastern Regional Manager                   Westerville, OH 43082            Boat US Foundation for
Austin, TX 78744                  Brunswick Commercial & Gov.                (614) 410-6706                   Boating Safety
(512) 389-8302                    Products                                   Fax: (614) 410-6708              147 Old Solomons Island Rd, # 513
Fax: (512) 389-8400               420 Megan Avenue                           DebbieLee@TruePathOhio.com.      Annapolis, MD 21401
                                  Edgewater, FL 32132                                                         (703) 461-2878
Carroll Cowan                     (850) 539-9191                             Chris Dowdy                      cedmonston@boatus.com
Supervisor, Water Surface Field   jdavis@whaler.com                          Game Warden                      www.boatus.com/foundation
Operation                                                                    Texas Parks & Wildlife
Lower Colorado River Authority    Kevin DeFisher                             Box 632 CR 4923                  Audrea Edwards
PO Box 220 (Mail Stop M-107)      Natural Resources Officer                  Haslet, TX 76052                 Park Ranger
Austin, TX 78767-0220             Kansas Dept. of Wildlife & Parks           (940) 627-2955                   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
(800) 776-5272                    512 SE 25th Ave.                           gamewarden.2109@hughes.net       192 White Water Rd.
Fax: (512) 473-3501               Pratt, KS 67124                                                             Haysi, VA 24256
                                  (620) 672-0758                             David F Drain                    (276) 835-9544
Mike Cox                          Fax: (620) 672-6020                        Natural Resources Specialist     Fax: (276) 835-8717
Chief of Law Enforcement                                                     U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Brazos River Authority            Jeff Decker                                500 Lake Overlook Drive          Don Ellingsen
301 Observation Point Rd.         Owner                                      Georgetown, TX 78620             Western Regional Manager
Graford, TX 76449                 American Boating Education                 (512) 819-9046                   Brunswick Commercial & Gov.
(940) 779-2321                    PO Box 29                                  Fax: (512) 863-4769              Products
Fax: (940) 779-3440               Mechanicsville, VA 23111                                                    420 Megan Avenue
mcox@brazos.org                   (804) 559-0187 (877) 677-2628              Mark D Duda                      Edgewater, FL 32132
                                  jeff@boatcourse.com                        Responsive Management            (850) 539-9191
Bob Cushing                                                                  103 Franklin St                  dellingsen@whaler.com
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission   Brett Delk                                 Harrisburg, VA 22801
2 Natural Resources Drive         Park Ranger                                                                 Jacquline Erion
Little Rock, AR 72015             U.S. Army Corps of Engineers               Johnie Dudley                    Park Ranger
(501) 223-6495                    Canyon Lake Office, 601 C.O.E. Rd          Park Ranger                      Alaska State Parks
Fax: (501) 223-6310               Canyon Lake, TX 78133-4129                 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers     PO Box 1247
bcushing@agfc.state.ar.us         (830) 964-3341                             HC 65, Box 120                   Soldotna, AK 99669-1247
                                  Fax: (830) 964-2215                        Canton, OK 73724                 (907) 262-5581
Tim Czarnick                                                                 (580) 886-2989                   Fax: (907) 262-3717
Nebraska Public Power District    David Dickerson                            Fax: (580) 886-3485              jacqualine_erion@dnr.state.ak.us
Box 310 North                     National Marine Manufacturers
Platte, NE 69101-0310             Association                                Cecilia Duer                     Todd Ernenputsch
(308) 535-5929                    444 North Capitol St. NW                   National Water Safety Congress   Park Ranger
Fax: (308) 535-5333               Suite 645                                  P.O. Box 1632                    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
                                  Washington, DC 20001                       Mentor, OH 44061                 257 Grant Street
Dave Dahms                                                                   (440) 209-9805                   Pedria, IL 61603
Boating Program Manager           Pam Dillon                                 nationalwatersafetycongress@     (309) 676-4601
Idaho Parks & Recreation          Executive Director                         yahoo.com                        Fax: (309) 676-9429
5657 Warm Springs Avenue          American Canoe Association, Inc.           www.watersafetycongress.org      todd.d.ernenputsch@mvr02.usace.
Boise, ID 83716                   7432 Alban Station Blvd., Ste B-232                                         army.mil
(208) 514-2412                    Springfield, VA 22150                      Nick Duhe
ddahms@idpr.state.id.us           (703) 451-0141                             Boat Education Coordinator       John Estep
                                  Fax: (703) 451-2245                        Nevada Dept. of Wildlife         Federal Energy Regulatory
Frank Dannenburg                  pdillon@americancanoe.org                  1100 Valley Road                 Commission
America’s Waterway Watch          www.americancanoe.org                      Reno, NV 89512                   888 First Street, NE
USCG, Commandant                                                             (775) 688-1548                   Washington, DC 20426
(G-3PCP), 2100 2nd St SW          James Dodd                                 Fax: (775) 688-1551              (202) 502-6175
Room 5302                         Lake Metroparks                                                             Fax: (202) 208-0819
Washington, DC 20593              8668 Kirtland Chardon Road                 Kevin Dutrieux                   john.estep@ferc.gov
(202) 372-1111                    Kirtland, OH 44077                         Instructor                       www.ferc.gov
Fax: (202) 372-1905               (440) 256-2110                             U.S. Coast Guard MLE Academy
www.americaswaterwaywatch.org     Fax: (440) 256-3827                        2000 Bainbridge Ave              David L Evans
                                                                             N. Charleston, SC 29405-2607     Manager, Property Management
Brian Davidson                    John Donaldson                             (843) 746-7955                   Santee Cooper
Recreation Supervisor             Kawasaki Motors Corp.                      Fax: (843) 746-7920              P.O. Box 2946101 M/C MM06
Lake Metroparks                   3 Hutton Center Drive, #880                                                 Moncks Corner, SC 29461
8668 Kirtland Chardon Road        Santa Ana, CA 92707                                                         (843) 716-4068
Kirtland, OH 44077                (714) 557-8825                                                              Fax: (843) 761-4003
(440) 256-2110                    Fax: (714) 557-6690                                                         dlevans@santeecooper.com
Fax: (440) 256-3827               j.donaldson@freemanmccue.com
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                                        IBWSS Attendees
Kevin Ewbank                        Mike Folkerts                          Karl Gebhardt                       Danny Graham
Lead Park Ranger                    USCG 17th District                     IBWSS Consultant                    Park Ranger
USACE Illinois Waterway             PO Box 25517                           470 Olde Worthington Road, #200     U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
950 N 27th Road                     Juneau, AK 99802                       Westerville, OH 43082               3905 Arkabutia Dam Road
Ottawa, IL 61350                    (907) 463-2297                         (614) 410-6706                      Coldwater, MS 38618
                                    Fax: (907) 463-2820                    Fax: (614) 410-6708                 (662) 562-6261
Linda Fabrie                                                                                                   Fax: (662) 562-8972
Washington, DC Boat Registrar       Gary Foster                            Tim Gibson                          danny.r.graham@mvk02.usace.
Metropolitan Police Dept. Harbor    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers           Natural Resources Manager           army.mil
Patrol                              601 East 12th Street                   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
550 Water Street, SW                Kansas City, MO 64106-2896             819 Taylor                          Patricia Grant
Washington, DC 20024                                                       Ft. Worth, TX 76248                 Federal Energy Regulatory
(202) 437-1718                      Brad Franklin                          (817) 886-1571                      Commission
Fax: (202) 727-3663                 Yamaha Motor Corporation               Fax: (817) 886-6455                 888 First Street, NE
linda.fabrie@dc.gov                 6555 Katella Avenue                                                        Washington, DC 20426
                                    Cypress, CA 90630-7303                 Larry Gilbert                       (202) 502-6175
Deneene Fairman                     (714) 761-7420                         Property Management                 Fax: (202) 208-0819
Land Agent                          Fax: (714) 229-7944                    Santee Cooper                       www.ferc.gov
Santee Cooper                                                              P.O. Box 2946101 M/C MM06
P.O. Box 2946101 M/C MM06           Wayne Freed                            Moncks Corner, SC 29461             Tanya Grant
Moncks Corner, SC 29461             Outdoor Recreation Planner             (843) 716-4068                      Park Ranger
(843) 716-4068                      USACE                                  Fax: (843) 761-4003                 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Fax: (843) 761-4003                 106 South 15th                         legilbert@santeecooper.com          Hartwell Lake Office,
dbfairma@santeecooper.com           Street Omaha, NE 68102                                                     5625 Anderson Hwy.
                                    (402) 221-4051                         Bill Glisson                        Hartwell, GA 30643
Darlene Faloney                     Fax: (402) 221-4230                    Senior Land Management Specialist   (888) 893-0678
Park Ranger                         wayne.m.freed@usace.army.mil           Georgia Power Company
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers                                               1516 Bartletts Ferry Rd.            Wanda Greene
PO Box 26619                        Robin Freeman                          Fortson, GA 31308                   Lake Resources Manager
Benbrook, TX 76126-0619             U.S. Coast Guard Auxilary              (706) 317-6045                      Georgia Power Company
(817) 292-2400                      480 Front Street                       Fax: (706) 317-6048                 180 Dam Rd.
Fax: (817) 346-0021                 Grover Beach, CA 93433                                                     Jackson, GA 30233
                                                                           Eugene Goff                         (770) 775-4753
Russ Fell                           Nathan Freiwald                        Park Ranger
Wisconsin DNR Law Enforcement       Park Ranger                            U.S. Army Corps of Engineers        Tommy Greenfield
2333 20 1/2 St.                     U.S. Army Corps of Engineers           P.O. Box 564                        U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Rice Lake, WI 54868                 1286 Palisades Dr.                     The Dalles, OR 97058                3 Highway 7 South
(715) 234-8203                      Leesport, PA 19533                     (541) 980-3295                      Plainview, AR 72857
                                    (610) 376-6337                         Fax: (541) 298-7527                 tommy.d.greenfield@usace.army.mil
Jacqueline Ferrell                                                         eugene.r.goff@usace.army.mil
Visitor Assistance Ranger           Jeff Frost                                                                 Alan Greer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers        REC Resources                          Doug Golding                        Lake Ranger
P.O. Box 10                         374-916 West Broadway                  Ohio DNR, Division of Watercraft    Brazos River Authority
Enid, MS 38927                      Vancouver, BC Canada V5Z 1K7           2045 Morse Road, Building A-3       4552 Mambrino Hwy
(662) 563-4571                      (604) 202-2966                         Columbus, OH 43229-6693             Granbury, TX 76048
Fax: (662) 563-2481                 Fax: (604) 886-3866                    (614) 265-6504                      (817) 573-3212
jacqueline.v.ferrell@mvk02.usace.                                          Fax: (614) 267-8883                 Fax: (817) 579-7546
army.mi                             Anthony C Gardiner                                                         agreer@brazos.org
                                    Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons        G.R. Gonzalez
Mike Fields                         4852 Vista Place                       Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.      Russell Grimes
Kentucky Dept. of Fish & Wildlife   West Vancouver, BC V7W 3E7             4200 Smith School Road              Houston Safe Boating Council, Inc.
#1 Sportsman Road                   (604) 925-8000                         Austin, TX 78744                    113 Old Atascocita Road
Frankfort, KY 40601                                                        (512) 389-8302                      Huffman, TX 77336
(502) 564-3400                      Rachel Garren                          Fax: (512) 389-8400                 (281) 324-2250
Fax: (502) 564-3178                 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers                                               Fax: (281) 324-2764
mike.fields@ky.gov                  CEMVS-CO-T,                            Jacquelyn Gorman                    rcg2520@aol.com
                                    1222 Spruce Street                     State of Connecticut
Speed Fitzhugh                      St. Louis, MO 63103                    DEP - Boating Division              William Griswold
Avista Utilities                                                           333 Ferry Road, P.O. Box 280        President
1411 East Mission Avenue            David Geary                            Old Lyme, CT 06371-0280             United Safe Boating Institute
Spokane, WA 99220                   Tarrant Regional Water District        (860) 434-8638                      815 NorthSide Drive
(509) 495-4998                      10201 North Shore Dr.                  Fax: (860) 434-3501                 Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Fax: (509) 495-4852                 Fort Worth, TX 76135                   Jacky.Gorman@po.state.ct.us         (352) 383-8889
speed.fitzhugh@avistacorp.com       (817) 237-8585                                                             Fax: (352) 383-9344
                                    Fax: (817) 237-8563                    William Gossard                     wsgriz@aol.com
Pete Flores                         dgeary@trwd.com                        National Transportation Safety
Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.                                             Board                               Terry Gropp
4200 Smith School Road                                                     (SR-20) 490 L’Enfant Plaza E, SW    Kansas Dept. of Wildlife & Parks
Austin, TX 78744                                                           Washington, DC 20594                512 SE 25th Ave.
(512) 389-8302                                                                                                 Pratt, KS 67124
Fax: (512)                                                                                                     (620) 672-0758
389-8400                                                                                                       Fax: (620) 672-6020

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                                        IBWSS Attendees
Eric Gross                          David Hancock                           Myers Hawkins                       Dan Hesket
Civil Engineer                      S.C. Electric & Gas Co.                 Park Ranger                         Kansas Dept. of Wildlife & Parks
Federal Energy Regulatory           Lake Mangement M2-6                     USACE - Mobile District Alabama     512 SE 25th Ave.
Commission                          Columbia, SC 29218                      River Lk 8493 US Highway 808        Pratt, KS 67124
230 South Dearborn St, Rm. 3130     (803) 217-9007                          Hayneville, AL 36040                (620) 672-0758
Chicago, IL 60604                   Fax: (803) 217-9045                     (334) 872-9554                      Fax: (620) 672-6020
(312) 596-4448                      dhancock@scana.com
eric.gross@ferc.gov                                                         Maureen Healey                      Doreen Hinksman
                                    Chris Hannaford                         Personal Watercraft Industry        Secretary
Teresa Guillen                      U.S. Army Corps of Engineers            Association                         United Safe Boating Institute
Arizona Game & Fish Dept.           P.O. Box 10                             444 N. Capitol St., NW Suite 645    1320 Lakeshore Rd W
2221 West Greenway Road             Enid, MS 38927                          Washington, DC 20001                Oakville, ON L6L 1G2
Phoenix, AZ 85023                   (662) 563-4571                                                              (905) 465-1262
(602) 789-3381                      Fax: (662) 563-2481                     Paul Hegreness                      Fax: (905) 465-1272
Fax: (602) 789-3903                                                         Suprintendent of Recreation
tguillen@azgfd.gov                  Emily Harbaugh                          City of Mentor                      Jeff Hoedt
                                    Park Ranger                             8500 Civic Center Blvd.             Chief, USCG Office of Boating
Consuela Gunter                     U.S. Army Corps of Engineers            Mentor, OH 44060                    Safety
Park Ranger                         5600 NW 78th Avenue                     (440) 974-5723                      U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers        Johnston, IA 50131                      Fax: (440) 974-5709                 2100 Second St SW, Room 2408
109 Saint Joseph Street,            (515) 276-4656                          hegreness@cityofmentor.com          Washington, DC 20593
CESAM-OP-TR                         Fax: (515) 276-2088                                                         (202) 372-1001
Mobile, AL 36602                                                            Alan S Hendricks
(251) 694-3707                      Brandi Harms                            Georgia Power Company               Arthur Hoff
Fax: (251) 694-4264                 Park Ranger                             241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE           Interpretive Ranger
consuela.a.gunter@sam.usace.army.   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers            Atlanta, GA 30308                   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
mil                                 3905 Arkabutla Dam Road                 (404) 506-0030                      P.O. Box 903
                                    Coldwater, MS 38618                     Fax: (404) 506-4132                 Grenada, MS 38901-0903
Susan Hager                         (662) 562-6261                          ashendri@southernco.com             (662) 226-5911 x 227
Boating Education Coordinator       Fax: (662) 562-8972                                                         Fax: (662) 226-0239
Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources     brandi.harms@mvk02.usace.army.          James Hendricks                     arthur.s.hoff@mvk02.usace.army.mil
502 E 9th St.                       mil                                     Lake Manager
Wallace State Office Bldg                                                   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers        Blake Hogue
Des Moines, IA 50319-0034           Don Harris                              P.O. Box 63                         Entergy
(515) 281-0122                      U.S. Army Corps of Engineers            Barnsdall, OK 74002                 141 West County Line Rd
Fax: (515) 281-6794                 819 Taylor                              (580) 761-4580                      Malvern, AR 72104
susan.hager@dnr.state.ia.us         Ft. Worth, TX 76248                     Fax: (580) 762-9250                 (501) 282-9250
                                    (817) 886-1571                                                              Fax: (501) 844-2172
Roger Hagie                         Fax: (817) 886-6455                     Randolph Henry
Kawasaki Motors Corporation,                                                Oregon State Marine Board           Susan Holcombe
U.S.A.                              Jesse Harrup                            435 Commercial St NE #400,          Boat Ed
9950 Jeronimo Road                  U.S. Coast Guard Auxilary               P.O. Box 14145                      2901 Ladybird Lane
Irvine, CA 92618                    1201 Canterbury Lane                    Salem, OR 97309                     Dallas, TX 75220
(949) 770-0400                      Colonial Heights, VA 23834-2709         (503) 378-2611                      (214) 351-0461
Fax: (949) 460-5505                 (804) 520-1705                          Fax: (503) 378-4597                 Fax: (214) 351-6429
roger.hagie@kmc-usa.com             Fax: (804) 504-7037
                                                                            Kimberly Hermes                     Kevin Holland
Joseph Hall                         Phillip Hart                            NASBLA                              Game Warden
Technical Support Supervisor        U.S. Army Corps of Engineers            1500 Leestown Road, Suite 330       Montana Dept. of Fish, Wildlife
Duke Energy Lake Services           1660 S. Franklin Lock Rd.               Lexington, KY 40511                 & Parks
526 South Church St. EC12Q          Alva, FL 33920                          (859) 225-9487                      2300 Lake Elmo Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28202                 (239) 694-2582                          Fax: (859) 231-6403                 Billings, MT 59105
(704) 382-8577                      Fax: (239) 694-2204                     kim@nasbla.org                      (406) 247-2947
Fax: (704) 382-8614
                                    Eric Haskell                            Chris Hernandez                     Marcus Holloway
Steve Hall                          Park Ranger/Natural Resource            Water Surface Management            Park Ranger
Education Director                  Specialist                              Specialist I                        U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.      U.S. Army Corps of Engineers            Lower Colorado River Authority      PO Box 872
4200 Smith School Road              3801 200 Park Rd                        PO Box 220 (Mail Stop M-107)        Cedar Hill, TX 75104
Austin, TX 78744                    Waco, TX 76708                          Austin, TX 78767-0220               (972) 299-2227
(512) 389-8302                      (254) 756-5359                          (800) 776-5272                      Fax: (972) 299-2228
Fax: (512) 389-8400                                                         Fax: (512) 473-3501                 marcus.t.holloway@swf02.usace.
steve.hall@tpwd.state.tx.us         Jim Hatton                                                                  army.mil
                                    Metropolitan Police Dept. Harbor        Trish Herrmann
Joseph Haller                       Patrol                                  Alaska Office of Boating Safety     Charles J Holmes
Park Ranger                         550 Water Street, SW                    550 W. Seventh Avenue, Suite 1380   Sea Scouts, BSA
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers        Washington, DC 20024                    Anchorage, AK 99501                 PO Box 152679
3505 South Grand Street             (202) 437-1718                          (907) 269-8705                      Irving, TX 75015-2079
Monroe, LA 71202                    Fax: (202) 727-3663                                                         (972) 580-2084
(318) 949-1804                      james.hatton@dc.gov                                                         Fax: (972) 580-2340
Fax: (318) 387-4574                                                                                             cjholmes@netbsa.org
                                                                                                                www.scouting.org

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                                         IBWSS Attendees
Louis Holstead                       William Husted                           Jeff Johnson                        Kurt Kalkomey
Natural Resources Manager            U.S. Power Squadrons                     Alaska Office of Boating Safety     Boat Ed
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers         8851 SW Fishermans Wharf                 550 W. Seventh Avenue, Suite 1380   2901 Ladybird Lane
8568 State Hwy 251-A                 Stuart, FL 34997-9112                    Anchorage, AK 99501                 Dallas, TX 75220
Fort Gibson, OK 74434                (772) 463-4825                           (907) 269-8705                      (214) 351-0461
(918) 682-4314                       Fax: (772) 463-4825                      jeffj@dnr.state.ak.us               Fax: (214) 351-6429
Fax: (918) 682-4434                  NGPRCom@att.net                                                              kurt@boat-ed.com
                                     www.usps.org                             Jeffrey Johnson
Jimmie Homburg                                                                President                           Robert Kauffman
Boy Scouts of America                Curtis Hutson                            NASBLA                              Frostburg State University
904 Briar Bend Court                 Tarrant Regional Water District          1500 Leestown Road, Suite 330       7 Hill Top
Bryan, TX 77802                      10201 North Shore Dr.                    Lexington, KY 40511                 Frostburg, MD 21537
(979) 775-3775                       Fort Worth, TX 76135                     (859) 225-9487                      (301) 687-4474
                                     (817) 237-8585                           Fax: (859) 231-6403
Chris Huff                           Fax: (817) 237-8563                      jeffj@dnr.state.ak.us               Kevin Kelly
Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.                                                                                    8th Coast Guard District
4200 Smith School Road               Mike Iltis                               John Johnson                        500 Poydrais Street
Austin, TX 78744                     Area Project Manager                     Executive Director                  New Orleans, LA 70130-3396
(512) 389-8302                       Brazos River Authority                   NASBLA                              (504) 589-6770
Fax: (512) 389-8400                  301 Observation Point Rd.                1500 Leestown Road, Suite 330       Fax: (504) 671-2269
                                     Graford, TX 76449                        Lexington, KY 40511                 kevin.m.kelly@uscg.mil
Danielle Huffman                     (940) 779-2321                           (859) 225-9487
Park Ranger                          Fax: (940) 779-3440                      Fax: (859) 231-6403                 Paul E Kennedy
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers                                                  john@nasbla.org                     Missouri State Water Patrol
710 Ives Run Lane                    Sandra Inglis                                                                P.O. Box 1368
Tioga, PA 16946                      Manager, Office of Boating Safety        Melissa Johnson                     Jefferson City, MO 65102
(570) 835-0125                       Transport Canada                         Chief, Safety & Occupational        (573) 751-3333
Fax: (570) 835-0115                  PO Box 1013                              Health                              Fax: (573) 522-1287
danielle.huffman@usace.army.mil      Dartmouth, NS Canada B2Y 4K2             U.S. Army Corps of Engineers        paul.kennedy@mswp.dps.mo.gov
                                     (902) 426-7525                           106 S. 15th St.
Mary Hughes                          Fax: (902) 426-7585                      Omaha, NE 68102                     Blake Kenyon
Ohio DNR, Division of Watercraft     ingliss@tc-gc.ca                         (402) 221-4054                      Lake Metroparks
2045 Morse Road                                                               Fax: (402) 221-7770                 8668 Kirtland Chardon Road
Columbus, OH 43229                   Clifford Inn                             melissa.a.johnson@usace.army.mil    Kirtland, OH 44077
(614) 265-6674                       Boating Safety & Education                                                   (440) 256-2110
Fax: (614) 265-8883                  Specialist                               Roy Johnson                         Fax: (440) 256-3827
                                     Hawaii Div. Of Boating & Ocean           Game Warden
Craig Hunter                         Recreation                               Texas Parks & Wildlife              Brad Keshlear
Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.       333 Queen Street #300                    1142 CR 344                         U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
4200 Smith School Road               Honolulu, HI 96813                       Merkel, TX 79536                    60 Forsythe St. SW
Austin, TX 78744                                                              (325) 673-3333                      Atlanta, GA 30303
(512) 389-8302                       Toby Isbell                              rmjohnson@taylortel.net             (404) 562-5134
Fax: (512) 389-8400                  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
                                     3037 N. Alfalfa Loop                     Angela Jones                        Jana Ketchel
Ed Huntsman                          Post Falls, ID 83854                     Park Ranger                         Safe Kids Tulsa Water Safety
Arizona Game & Fish Dept.            (309) 794-5496                           U.S. Army Corps of Engineers        8568 State Hwy 251-A
2221 West Greenway Road              www.watersafety.usace.army.mil           4144 Russell Dam Drive              Ft. Gibson, OK 74434
Phoenix, AZ 85023                                                             Elberton, GA 30635                  (918) 682-4314
(602) 789-3381                       Keith Jackson                            (706) 213-3407
Fax: (602) 789-3903                  Maritech Industries                      Fax: (706) 213-3440                 Emily King
ehuntsman@azgfd.gov                  6680 Lockheed Dr.                        angela.d.jones@sas02.usace.army.    Ohio DNR, Division of Watercraft
                                     Redding, CA 96002                        mil                                 2045 Morse Road, Building A-3
Terry Huntsman                       (530) 226-7414                                                               Columbus, OH 43229-6693
Undersheriff                         Fax: (550) 226-9516                      Keith Kahler                        (614) 265-6504
Tillamook County Sheffiff’s Office   keith@powerboatsafety.com                Colorado State Parks                Fax: (614) 267-8883
5995 Long Prairie Rd                 www.powerboatsafety.com                  13787 S. Highway 85
Tillamook, OR 97141                                                           Littleton, CO 80125                 Wayne B King
(503) 815-3338                       Kim Jackson                              (303) 791-1954                      Federal Energy Regulatory
                                     Boat Education Safety Coordinator        Fax: (303) 470-0782                 Commission
Alton Hurley                         Idaho Parks & Recreation                                                     888 First Street, NE
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers         5657 Warm Springs Avenue                 Cindy Kalkomey                      Washington, DC 20426
1175 FM 667                          Boise, ID 83716                          Boat Ed                             (202) 502-6175
Purdon, TX 76679                     (208) 514-2412                           2901 Ladybird Lane                  Fax: (202) 208-0819
                                                                              Dallas, TX 75220                    www.ferc.gov
Stephanie Hussey                     Francis T Jennings                       (214) 351-0461
Recreational Boating & Fishing       Recreational Boating Spec.               Fax: (214) 351-6429                 MariAnn Koloszar
Foundation                           U.S. Coast Guard                         cindy@boat-ed.com                   Mandatory Education Coordinator
601 N. Fairfax Street, #440          Law Enforcement District 9,                                                  Oregon State Marine Board
Alexandria, VA 22314-2081            1240 E. 9th Street, Rm 2007                                                  435 Commercial Street, NE 400,
(703) 519-0013                       Cleveland, OH 44199                                                          P O Box 14145
Fax: (703) 519-9565                  (216) 902-6094                                                               Salem, OR 97309-5065
                                     Fax: (216) 902-6098

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                                       IBWSS Attendees
Wilfred Korth                      William L Lewis                            Philip Martinez                     Shelley McDowell
Guadalupe Blanco River Authority   Public Relations Officer                   Park Ranger                         Supervisory Park Ranger
PO Box 68                          San Antonio Sail & Power Squadron          U.S. Army Corps of Engineers        U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Fannin, TX 77960                   528 Rittiman Rd                            P.O. Box 290                        3505 South Grand Street
(361) 575-6366                     San Antonio, TX 78209                      Abiquiu, NM 87510                   Monroe, LA 71202
                                   (210) 824-2888                             (505) 685-4371                      (318) 949-1804
Thomas Kral                        beplouie@sbcglobal.net                     Fax: (505) 685-4647                 Fax: (318) 387-4574
America’s Waterway Watch           www.usps.org/localusps/sant                philip.martinez@usace.army.mil
USCG, Commandant                                                                                                  Valerie McKay
(G-3PCP), 2100 2nd St SW           Ann Lockwood                               Roger Mathurin                      Park Ranger
Room 5302                          DC-Ed                                      Marine Operations Officer           U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Washington, DC 20593               U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary                 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers        P.O. Box 44270, 34443 Sierra Dr.
(202) 372-1111                     1821 Bay Shore Dr                          40 Academy Drive, P.O. Box 1555     Lemon Cove, CA 93244
Fax: (202) 372-1905                Rockport, TX 78382                         Buzzard’s Bay, MA 02532-1555        (559) 597-2301
www.americaswaterwaywatch.org      (361) 790-5956                             (978) 318-8542                      Fax: (559) 597-2468
                                   Fax: (361) 230-0289                        Fax: (508) 259-8923roger.           valerie.a.mckay@usace.army.mil
Gail Kulp                                                                     e.mathurin@usace.army.mil
Education Director                 Scott Lucia                                                                    Kurt McKean
NASBLA                             Lee County Sheriff’s Office                Dana Matics                         Trooper
1500 Leestown Road, Suite 330      14750 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy                U.S. Army Corps of Engineers        Oklahoma Highway Patrol
Lexington, KY 40511                Ft. Myers, FL 33912                        11405 Falls of Neuse Road           3156 CR 2409
(859) 225-9487                     (239) 690-3910                             Wake Forest, NC 27587               Barnsdall, OK 74002
Fax: (859) 231-6403                Fax: (239) 690-3946                                                            (405) 341-8947
                                   slucia@sheriffleefl.org                    Fredrick Matthies                   Fax: (405) 341-3860
Mary Larsen                                                                   Park Ranger
America’s Waterway Watch           Eric Lundin                                U.S. Army Corps of Engineers        Dean McLeod
USCG, Commandant                   International Association of Marine        West Point Lake,                    Cowlitz Project Manager
(G-3PCP), 2100 2nd St SW           Investigators                              500 Resource Mgmt. Drive            Tacoma Power
Room 5302                          PO Box 908                                 West Point, GA 31833                P.O. Box E
Washington, DC 20593               Killingworth, CT 06419                     (706) 645-2937                      Silver Creek, WA 98582
(202) 372-1111                     (860) 930-0408                             frederick.t.matthies@sam.usace.     (360) 985-2222
Fax: (202) 372-1905                Fax: (860) 434-3501                        army.mil                            Fax: (253) 502-8629
brian.s.zekus@uscg.mil                                                                                            dmlead@cityoftacoma.org
www.americaswaterwaywatch.org      John Malatak                               Warren McAdams
                                   Chief, Program Operations                  U.S. Coast Guard Auxilary           Larry McNamee
Antonia Lattin                     United States Coast                        894 Surrey Ridge                    President
Federal Energy Regulatory          Guard Headquarters                         Cincinnati, OH 45245                BoaterExam.com
Commission                         Commandant (G-OPB-2),                      (513) 753-3890                      1568 Carling Ave., Suite 203
901 Market Street                  2100 2nd St, SW                            Fax: (513) 753-3892                 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1Z 7M4
San Francisco, CA 94103-1778       Washington, DC 20593-0001                  mcadamswe@aol.com                   (613) 722-8899
(415) 365-3334                                                                                                    Fax: (613) 248-5026
Fax: (415) 369-3322                Chris Manthos                              Dwaine McBee                        www.boaterexam.com
antonia.lattin@ferc.gov            American Watercraft Association            Natural Resources Specialist
                                   45915 Maries Road, Suite 124               U.S. Army Corps of Engineers        Marie McNamee
Marty Law                          Sterling, VA 20166                         351 Corps Rd                        BoaterExam.com
Oregon State Marine Board                                                     Denison, TX 75020                   1568 Carling Ave., Suite 203
435 Commercial Street NE           Ernest G Marshburn                         (903) 465-4990 x 7816               Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1Z 7M4
Salem, OR 97309                    U.S. Power Squadrons                       Fax: (903) 465-6571                 (613) 722-8899
(503) 378-2612                     302 Regents Circle                                                             Fax: (613) 248-5026
martin.law@state.or.us             Greenville, NC 27858                       Justin McBride                      www.boaterexam.com
                                   (252) 756-7212                             Senior Environmental Specialist
Ronald Lawson                      Fax: (252) 355-8998                        Lee County Natural Resources        Judd McNett
Duke Energy Lake Services          emarshburn@greenvillenc.com                1500 Monroe Street, Third Floor     U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
526 South Church St. EC12Q                                                    Fort Meyers, FL 33901               Route 3, Box 486
Charlotte, NC 28202                Daniel Martin                              (239) 479-8130                      Jasper, TX 75951
(704) 382-8577                     Boating Safety Education Manager           Fax: (239) 479-8108                 (409) 384-5716
Fax: (704) 382-8614                Pennsylvania Fish & Boat                   baylisd@leegov.com                  Fax: (409) 384-6076
                                   Commission
Frank Leffelaar                    PO Box 67000                               Mike McCormick                      Dana McRae
Mustang Survival                   Harrisburg, PA 17106-7000                  Team River Runner                   Sea Scouts BSA
3810 Jacombs Rd.                   (717) 705-7849                             San Antonio, TX                     PO Box 8132
Richmond, BC V6V 1Y6               Fax: (717) 705-7831                                                            Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546-8132
(604) 244-6776                     danmartin@state.pa.us                      Joe McCullough                      (562) 533-3015
                                                                              Alaska Boating Safety Program       wbdbm@arrl.net
Ernest Lentz                       Robert Martin                              550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1380
Park Ranger                        Nat. Res. Mgmt. Specialist                 Anchorage, AK 99501                 Doug Meeks
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers       U.S. Army Corps of Engineers               (907) 269-8704                      Safety Supervisor
3905 Arkabutla Dam Road            PO Box 1752                                Fax: (907) 269-8907                 Lower Colorado River Authority
Coldwater, MS 38618                Jamestown, ND 58402                        joseph_mccullough@dnr.state.ak.us   3711 Indian Point Dr
(662) 562-6261                     (701) 252-7666                                                                 Austin, TX 78739
Fax: (662) 562-8972                Fax: (701) 251-9442                                                            (512) 963-0034
ernie.e.lentz@mvk02.usace.army.    robert.j.martin@usace.army.mil                                                 Fax: (512) 473-3390
mil                                                                                                               doug.meeks@lcra.org
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                                       IBWSS Attendees
Fred Messmann                      Jamie Morgan                              Edward Nicklow                      Lynda Nutt
Nevada Dept. of Wildlife           U.S. Army Corps of Engineers              Asst. Operations Manager            U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
1100 Valley Road                   1226 Powerhouse Road                      U.S. Army Corps of Engineers        3037 N. Alfalfa Loop
Reno, NV 89512                     Camden, AL 36726                          PO Box L                            Post Falls, ID 83854
(775) 688-1548                     (334) 682-4244                            Summerville, WV 26651               (309) 794-5496
Fax: (775) 688-1551                Fax: (334) 682-4246                       (304) 872-4037                      lynda.g.nutt@usace.army.mil
                                   jamie.s.morgan@sam.usace.army.            Fax: (304) 872-6312                 www.watersafety.usace.army.mil
Mark Mlachak                       mil
Fire Chief                                                                   Lt. Paul Niepling                   Marshall Olson
Painesville City Fire Department   June Morgan                               District of Columbia Metropolitan   Alcoa Power Generating, Inc.
66 Mentor Avenue, PO Box 601       Federal Energy Regulatory                 Police Dept.                        P.O. Box 576
Painesville, OH 44017-0601         Commission                                550 Water St SW                     Badin, NC 28009-0576
(440) 392-5849                     888 First Street, N.E., Room 42-74        Washington, DC 20024                (704) 422-5622
Fax: (440) 392-0912                Washington, DC 20426                      (202) 727-4582                      Fax: (704) 422-5622
firechief@painesville.com                                                    Fax: (202) 727-3663                 marshall.olson@alcoa.com
                                   Madeline Morgan                           paul.niepling@dc.gov
Jo Mogle                           U.S. Army Corps of Engineers                                                  Gary Owen
US Sailing                         P.O. Box 17300, Attn: Safety              Erika Nighswongerr                  Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources
215 Rio Villa Drive #3189          Fort Worth, TX 76102                      Kansas Dept. of Wildlife & Parks    3011 Center Lake Drive
Punta Gorda, FL 33950              (817) 886-1316                            512 SE 25th Ave.                    Spirit Lake, IA 51360
(941) 639-1845                     Fax: (817) 886-6453                       Pratt, KS 67124
                                   madeline.morgan@swf02.usace.              (620) 672-0758                      Jeremy Oyen
Kerry Moher                        army.mil                                  Fax: (620) 672-6020                 American Canoe Association
BoaterExam.com                                                                                                   7432 Alban Station Blvd,
1568 Carling Ave., Suite 203       James P Muldoon                           Barry Nobles                        Suite B-232
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1Z 7M4   Chairman                                  U.S. Coast Guard                    Springfield, VA 22150-2311
(613) 722-8899                     NBSAC                                     2100 2nd Street SW                  (703) 451-0141
Fax: (613) 248-5026                1500 K St NW, Ste. 350                    Washington, DC 20593                Fax: (703) 451-2245
kerry@boaterexam.com               Washington, DC 20005                      (202) 267-6024                      joyen@americancanoe.org
www.boaterexam.com                                                           Fax: (202) 267-4284                 www.americancanoe.org
                                   James Murphy
Paul Molla                         Recreation Specialist                     Steve Nolan                         Selverio Pacleb
Park Ranger                        U.S. Army Corps of Engineers              Marketing Coordinator               Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers       3375 Skyview Dr                           BoaterExam.com                      4200 Smith School Road
1850 Carters Dam Road,             Wylie, TX 75098                           1568 Carling Ave., Suite 203        Austin, TX 78744
P.O. Box 96                        (972) 442-3141                            Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1Z 7M4    (512) 389-8302
Oakman, GA 30732-0096              Fax: (972) 442-1109                       (613) 722-8899                      Fax: (512) 389-8400
(706) 334-2248                     james.a.murphy@swf02.usace.army.          Fax: (613) 248-5026                 selverio.pacleb@tpwd.state.tx.us
Fax: (706) 334-2213                mil                                       kerry@boaterexam.com
                                                                             www.boaterexam.com                  Liz Parcell
James Montgomery                   Antony Nahitchevansky                                                         American Electric Power
Natural Resources Specialist       Mercury Marine                            Dennis Norris                       996 Old Franklin Turnpike
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers       W6250 Pioneer Road                        Chief Operations                    Rocky Mount, VA 24151
8568 State Hwy 251-A               Fond du lac, WI 54936-1939                U.S. Army Corps of Engineers        (540) 489-2540
Fort Gibson, OK 74434              (757) 233-0485 (866) 408-6372             4155 Clay Street                    Fax: (540) 489-2567
(918) 682-4314                     Fax: (757) 233-0484                       Vicksburg, MS 39183-3435
Fax: (918) 682-4434                mmobgovsales@mercmarine.com               (601) 631-5315                      Eric Pedersen
                                   www.mercurygovsales.com                   Fax: (601) 631-7133                 USACE Fort Worth District
Richard Moore                                                                dennis.d.norris@mvk02.usace.army.   3375 Skyview Drive
Florida Fish & Wildlife            Audie Nelson                              mil                                 Wylie, TX 75098
Conservation Commission            Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.                                                eric.c.pedersen@sw602.usace.army.
620 S Meridian St., Room #235      4200 Smith School Road                    Deb Norton                          mil
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600         Austin, TX 78744                          Park Ranger
(850) 251-0264                     (512) 389-8302                            U.S. Army Corps of Engineers        David Pfiffner
Fax: (850) 488-9284                Fax: (512) 389-8400                       PO Box 48                           Nevada Dept. of Wildlife
                                                                             Ahsahka, ID 83520                   4747 Vegas Drive
Tami Moore                         Mike Newhouse                             (208) 476-1279                      Las Vegas, NV 89108
Boater Education Administrative    Water Surface Management                  Fax: (208) 476-1262
Asst.                              Specialist II                             deborah.a.norton@usace.army.mil     Bobby Pharr
Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.     Lower Colorado River Authority                                                Entergy
4200 Smith School Road             PO Box 220 (Mail Stop M-107)              Tony Norton                         141 West County Line Rd
Austin, TX 78744                   Austin, TX 78767-0220                     Game Warden                         Malvern, AR 72104
(512) 389-8302                     (800) 776-5272                            Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.      (501) 282-9250
Fax: (512) 389-8400                Fax: (512) 473-3501                       4200 Smith School Road              Fax: (501) 844-2172
tami.moore@tpwd.state.tx.us                                                  Austin, TX 78744                    bpharr@entergy.com
                                   Paul Newman                               (512) 389-8302
Robert Moreno                      RBS Specialist                            Fax: (512) 389-8400                 Marty Phillips
US Army Corps of Engineers         U.S. Coast Guard                                                              Sr. Recreation Resource Economist
PO Box 1072                        Coast Guard Island, Bldg 50-8                                                 Kleinschmidt
Porterville, CA 93258              Alameda, CA 94501                                                             75 Main St., PO Box 576
(559) 784-0215                     (510) 437-5364                                                                Pittsfield, ME 04967
Fax: (559) 784-5469                Fax: (510) 437-2728                                                           (207) 487-3328
                                                                                                                 Fax: (207) 487-3124
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                                        IBWSS Attendees
Marilyn Phipps                      Jack Putnam                               Jim Richardson                      Stan Rountree
Deputy, Public Affairs              Robotronics, Inc.                         Manager, Water Surface              Residential Dock Inspector
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers        1610 West 1600 South                      Management                          Lower Colorado River Authority
109 St Joseph Street                Springville, UT 84663-3057                Lower Colorado River Authority      PO Box 220 (Mail Stop M-107)
Mobile, AL 36628                    (801) 489-4466                            PO Box 220 (Mail Stop M-107)        Austin, TX 78767-0220
(251) 690-3126                      Fax: (801) 489-8241                       Austin, TX 78767-0220               (800) 776-5272
Fax: (251) 690-2507                 www.robotronics.com                       (800) 776-5272                      Fax: (512) 473-3501
                                                                              Fax: (512) 473-3501
Dale Pickard                        Edward Racht                                                                  Bruce Rowe
Park Ranger                         City of Austin/Travis County EMS          Jamie Richmond                      Director of Marine Services
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers        System                                    Park Ranger                         Forever Resorts
11911 Holt Lock and Dam Rd          Austin, TX                                U.S. Army Corps of Engineers        7501 E. McCormick Parkway
Peterson, AL 35478                                                            3905 Arkabutla Dam Road             Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(205) 553-9373                      Marc Ramonda                              Coldwater, MS 38618                 (480) 998-9977
Fax: (205) 556-3906                 Safety Technician                         (662) 562-6261                      Fax: (480) 998-9965
dale.e.pickard@sam.usace.army.mil   U.S. Forest Service                       Fax: (662) 562-8972                 browe@foreverresorts.com
                                    Box 21628                                 jamie.a.richmond@mvk02.usace.
Benjamin Pitcock                    Juneau, AK 99802-1628                     army.mil                            John Salb
Park Ranger                         (907) 586-7940                                                                Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources,
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers        Fax: (907) 586-7931                       Darren Rider                        Law Enforcement
P.O. Box 10                                                                   Tennessee Wildlife Resources        402 W. Washington St, Rm W-255D
Enid, MS 38927                      Charles Reeder                            Agency                              Indianapolis, IN 46204
(662) 563-4571                      Marine Deputy                             PO Box 40747, Boating Div           (317) 232-4010
Fax: (662) 563-2481                 Tillamook County Sheffiff’s Office        Nashville, TN 37204                 Fax: (317) 232-8035
                                    5995 Long Prairie Rd                      (615) 781-6684
Tom Plante                          Tillamook, OR 97141                       Fax: (615) 781-5268                 Lydia Saldana
We Energies                         (503) 815-3338                                                                Communications Director
800 Industrial Park Drive                                                     Steven Ridlehuber                   Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.
Iron Mountain, MI 49801             Brian Rehwinkel                           Natural Resources Specialist        4200 Smith School Road
(906) 779-2513                      Management Analyst                        U.S. Army Corps of Engineers        Austin, TX 78744
Fax: (906) 779-2488                 Florida Fish & Wildlife                   4000 Observation                    (512) 389-8302
thomas.plante@we-energies.com       Conservation Commission                   Ennis, TX 75119                     Fax: (512) 389-8400
                                    620 S. Meridian Street                    (972) 875-5711                      lydia.saldana@tpwd.state.tx.us
Lance Pool                          Tallahassee, FL 32399                     Fax: (972) 875-9711
Park Ranger                         (850) 488-5600                                                                Greg Salisbury
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers        Fax: (850) 488-9284                       L. Brandon Rizzo                    Kansas Dept. of Wildlife & Parks
3333 Skaggs Springs Road                                                      Vice President                      512 SE 25th Ave.
Geyserville, CA 95441               Gregory Rhodes                            Bay Area Personal Watercraft        Pratt, KS 67124
                                    Delaware Division of Fish &               Association                         (620) 672-0758
Dale Poskus                         Wildlife Enforcement                      713 S. Wisconsin Ave.               Fax: (620) 672-6020
Metropolitan Police Dept. Harbor    89 Kings Highway                          League City, TX 77573
Patrol                              Dover, DE 19901                           (713) 870-1345                      Gloria Sandoval
550 Water Street, SW                (302) 739-9913                            brizzo@pdq.net                      Assoc Gov’t Program Analyst
Washington, DC 20024                Fax: (302) 739-6157                                                           California Dept of Boating &
(202) 437-1718                      Gregory.Rhodes@state.de.us                Mike Robinson                       Waterways
Fax: (202) 727-3663                                                           U.S. Army Corps of Engineers        2000 Evergreen Street, Suite 100
dale.poskus@dc.gov                  Ronald J Riberich                         P.O. Box 10                         Sacramento, CA 95815
                                    Economist                                 Enid, MS 38927                      (916) 263-8186
John Potts                          Tennessee Valley Authority                (662) 563-4571                      Fax: (916) 263-0357
USCG AUX Boating Dept. Deputy       400 West Summit Hill Dr, WT 10 A          Fax: (662) 563-2481                 gsandoval@dbw.ca.gov
USCG Auxillary                      Knoxville, TN 37902-1499
924 N. Forest Trail                 (865) 632-8872                            Jim Roeber                          Paul Sanford
Crownsville, MD 21032-1809          Fax: (865) 632-6137                       U.S. Power Squadrons                Policy Director
(410) 923-2904                                                                929 West Jackson Avenue             American Canoe Association
                                    Deanna Rice                               Spokane, WA 99205                   7432 Alban Station Blvd,
Robert Powell                       Coors Brewing Company                     (509) 328-6165                      Suite B-232
Park Ranger                         P.O. Box 4030 / NH250                     Fax: (509) 328-6165                 Springfield, VA 22150-2311
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers        Golden, CO 80403                          jimcapella@earthlink.net            (703) 451-0141
3608 West Plymouth Road             (303) 277-5114                                                                Fax: (703) 451-2245
Columbus, MS 39701                  Fax: (303) 277-6896                       Anne Rogers                         psanford@americancanoe.org
(662) 327-2142                                                                Maryland Natural Resources Police   www.americancanoe.org
Fax: (662) 328-8766                 Kent Richards                             580 Taylor Avenue E-3
robert.w.powell@sam.usace.army.     U.S. Coast Guard                          Annapolis, MD 21401                 Ron Sarver
mil                                 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 9-108          (410) 260-8882                      Deputy Director
                                    Honolulu, HI 96850-4982                   Fax: (410) 260-8878                 NASBLA
John Punkiewicz                     (808) 541-2161                            arogers@dnr.state.md.us             1500 Leestown Road, Suite 330
Outdoor Recreation Planner          ivan.k.richards@uscg.mil                                                      Lexington, KY 40511
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers                                                  Mark Rosenker                       (859) 225-9487
Clock Tower Building, PO Box 2004                                             Chairman                            Fax: (859) 231-6403
Rock Island, IL 61204-2004                                                    National Transportation Safety      ron@nasbla.org
(309) 794-5484                                                                Board (SR-20)
Fax: (309) 794-5180                                                           490 L’Enfant Plaza E, SW
                                                                              Washington, DC 20594
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                                         IBWSS Attendees
Pierre Savoie                        Dennis Sens                          Allison Smedley                      C. William Steele
American Poker Runs Association      U.S. Coast Guard                     Park Ranger                          Director
1020 Brevik Place Unit 5             431 Crawford Street                  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers         Boy Scouts of America
Mississauga, ON Canada L4N 4N7       Portsmouth, VA 23704                 1598 Lock & Dam Road                 PO Box 152079,
(800) 354-9145                       (757) 398-6204                       Russellville, AR 72802               1325 W Walnut Hill Lane
pierre@americanpokerrunsassocia-     Fax: (757) 398-6203                  (479) 968-5008                       Irving, TX 75015-2079
tion.com                                                                  Fax: (479) 858-7129                  (972) 580-2447
                                     Darrin Sexton                        allison.c.smedley@usace.army.mil     Fax: (972) 580-7894
Jennifer Scharlach                   Douglas County
Boating & Water Safety Coordinator   1151 Valley Mall Parkway             Bill Smith                           Karen Steely
Lower Colorado River Authority       E. Wenatchee, WA 98802               Park Ranger                          Aaron Foundation
P.O. Box 220 (M107)                  (509) 884-7191                       U.S. Army Corps of Engineers         20759 Hwy 392
Austin, TX 78767                     Fax: (509) 884-0553                  64 Clear Springs Park                Greeley, CO 80631
(512) 473-3555                                                            Texarkana, TX 75501                  (920) 339-9105
Fax: (512) 473-3501                  Beth Shick                           (903) 838-8781                       Fax: (920) 339-9302
jennifer.scharlach@lcra.org          Spirit of America Foundation                                              steelyks@aol.com
                                     7455 Tyler Boulevard                 Michael Smith
Richard Schwartz                     Mentor, OH 44060                     U.S. Army Corps of Engineers         Warren Steffen
800 S. Picket Street                                                      427 Eufaula Road                     Boater Education Specialist
Alexandria, VA 22304-0730            Erin Shick                           Fort Gaines, GA 39851                Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.
                                     Spirit of America Foundation         (229) 768-2516                       4200 Smith School Road
Paul Schwen                          7455 Tyler Boulevard                 Fax: (229) 768-2809                  Austin, TX 78744
Robotronics, Inc.                    Mentor, OH 44060                                                          (512) 389-8302
1610 West 1600 South                                                      Ronald R. Smith                      Fax: (512) 389-8400
Springville, UT 84663-3057           Gregory Shick                        Texas River Information Specialist   warren.steffen@tpwd.state.tx.us
(801) 489-4466                       Bright Focus Sales, Inc.             Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.
Fax: (801) 489-8241                  2310 Superior Ave                    4200 Smith School Road               Ed Steinkoenig
pschwen@robotronics.com              Cleveland, OH 44114                  Austin, TX 78744                     Policy Analyst Virginia Dept. of
www.robotronics.com                  (216) 751-8384                       (512) 389-8302                       Game & Inland Fisheries
                                     Fax: (216) 937-0299                  Fax: (512) 389-8400                  4010 West Broad Street
Spencer Schwen                       gshick@brightsales.com               ron.smith@tpwd.state.tx.us           Richmond, VA 23230
Robotronics, Inc.                                                                                              (804) 367-0585
1610 West 1600 South                 Jeff Shick                           Sandy Smith                          Fax: (804) 367-0488
Springville, UT 84663-3057           Tech & Economic Development          National Safe Boating Council        ed.steinkoenig@dgif.virginia.gov
(801) 489-4466                       Services                             P.O. Box 509
Fax: (801) 489-8241                  65 Spicewood Ln                      Bristow, VA 20136                    Jack Stephenson
www.robotronics.com                  Powell, OH 43065                     www.safeboatingcouncil.org           Lake Ranger
                                     (740) 971-3781                                                            U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
David Scobey                         jshick1500@aol.com                   Liz Sparks                           828 CR 4795
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers                                              Recreation Planner                   Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
P.O. Box 903                         Susan Shick                          Florida Fish & Wildlife              (903) 945-2108
Grenada, MS 38901-0903               Spirit of America Foundation         Conservation Commission
(662) 226-5911                       7455 Tyler Boulevard                 620 S. Meridian St. MC 5B4           James Stewart
Fax: (662) 226-0239                  Mentor, OH 44060                     Tallahassee, FL 32309                Recreational Boating & Fishing
davd.k.scobey@usace.army.mil                                              (850) 922-6160                       Foundation
                                     Dan Shipman                          Fax: (850) 488-4959                  601 N. Fairfax Street, #440
Judy Scott                           U.S. Coast Guard                     liz.sparks@myfwc.com                 Alexandria, VA 22314-2081
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers         915 Second Avenue                                                         (703) 519-0013
Canyon Lake Office, 601 C.O.E. Rd    Seattle, WA 98174                    J. Todd Spivey                       Fax: (703) 519-9565
Canyon Lake, TX 78133-4129           (206) 220-7257                       U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
(830) 964-3341                       Fax: (206) 220-7265                  3740 FM 1670                         Julie Stone
Fax: (830) 964-2215                  danie.e.shipman@ovg.mil              Belton, TX 76513                     U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
                                                                          (254) 939-2461                       7400 Bedell Rd
Claretta Jo Segura                   Gary Simmons                         Fax: (254) 939-8150                  Berlin Center, OH 44401
Sales Engineer                       U.S. Army Corps of Engineers                                              (330) 547-3781
Rotonics Manufacturing, Inc.         2453 Lake Rd                         Wayne A Stacey
2807 Stephen F. Austin Drive         Fall River, KS 67047                 Boating Education Specialist         Amanda Suttles
Brownwood, TX 76801                  (620) 658-4445                       U.S. Coast Guard                     Boat U.S. Foundation
(325) 646-1566                       Fax: (620) 658-4919                  2100 2nd Street SW                   880 S Pickett Street
Fax: (325) 643-4644                  gary.l.simmons@usace.army.mil        Washington, DC 20593                 Alexandria, VA 22304
jsbrownwood@verizon.net                                                   (202) 267-6024                       (703) 823-9550
www.rotonics.com                     Ross Skrudland                       Fax: (202) 267-4284                  Fax: (703) 461-2855
                                     Austin, TX                           wayne.a.stacey@uscg.mil
Randall Segura                                                                                                 Michael Swanson
Rotonics Manufacturing, Inc.         Timothy Smalley                      Roxanne Standefer                    USCG 17th District
2807 Stephen F. Austin Drive         Minnasota Dept. of Natural           Foresight and Imagination            PO Box 25517
Brownwood, TX 76801                  Resources                            5 Lowrey Street, #3                  Juneau, AK 99802
(325) 646-1566                       500 Lafayette Road                   Ottawa, ON Canada K1Y 2S5            (907) 463-2297
Fax: (325) 643-4644                  St. Paul, MN 55155-4046              (613) 724-4994                       Fax: (907) 463-2820
www.rotonics.com                     (651) 259-5354                       roxanne@foresightandimagination.
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                                         IBWSS Attendees
Robert Sweet                         Atul Uchil                                   Randi M Wayland                       Kendall Wiseley
Asst. National Educational Officer   U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary                   Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.        Lee County S.O. Marine Unit
U.S. Power Squadrons                 5345 Beaufain Blvd                           4200 Smith School Road                14750 Six Mile Cypress
54 Cash’s Tr.                        Virginia Beach, VA 23464                     Austin, TX 78744                      Ft. Myers, FL 33912
Waquoit, MA 02536                    (757) 471-1083                               (512) 389-8302                        (239) 690-3910
(508) 495-4300                       Fax: (650) 475-8400                          Fax: (512) 389-8400                   Fax: (941) 690-3946
aep@mindspring.com                   atuluchil@yahoo.com                                                                probinson@sheriffleefl.org
                                                                                  Donny Weaver
Jesus Tarin                          Ken Ullman                                   Safety & OCC Health Manager           Ruth Wood
Team Leader                          Walsh Marine Products                        U.S. Army Corps of Engineers          President, Boat U.S. Foundation
Lower Colorado River Authority       2735 N. Calhoun Road                         4155 Clay Street                      880 S Pickett Street
3700 Lake Austin Blvd.               Brookfield, WI 53005                         Vicksburg, MS 39183-3435              Alexandria, VA 22304
Austin, TX 78703                     (262) 797-9888                               (601) 631-5091                        (703) 823-9550
(512) 473-3200                       Fax: (262) 797-9910                          Fax: (601) 631-7133                   Fax: (703) 461-2855
Fax: (512) 356-6033                  ken@walshproducts.com                        donny.j.weaver@mvko2.usace.           rwood@boatus.com
                                     www.walshproducts.com                        army.mil
Kelly Thomas                                                                                                            Betsy Woods
Park Ranger                          Beth Urmy                                    Susan Welch                           Tennessee Wildlife Resources
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers         Safety Specialist                            Property Management                   Agency
P.O. Box 564                         U.S. Army Corps of Engineers                 Santee Cooper                         PO Box 40747, Boating Div
The Dalles, OR 97058                 Clock Tower Building, PO Box 2004            P.O. Box 2946101 M/C MM06             Nashville, TN 37204
(541) 980-3295                       Rock Island, IL 61204-2004                   Moncks Corner, SC 29461               (615) 781-6684
Fax: (541) 298-7527                  (309) 794-5181                               (843) 716-4068                        Fax: (615) 781-5268
                                     Fax: (309) 794-5180                          Fax: (843) 761-4003
Stephen W Thomas                                                                  aswelch@santeecooper.com              Bruce Wright
Dean, ECU School of Allied Health    Stephen Verchinski                                                                 U.S. Coast Guard
Sci.                                 Park Ranger                                  Brian Westfall                        909 SE 1st Avenue
East Carolina University             New Mexico State Parks                       Natural Resources Specialist          Miami, FL 33131
600 Moye Blvd.                       PO Box 1147                                  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Greenville, NC 27834                 Santa Fe, NM 87504                           729 Channel Road                      Chris Wunrow
(252) 744-6010                       (505) 476-3369                               Arkadelphia, AR 71923                 Wisconsin DNR Law Enforcement
Fax: (252) 744-6018                                                                                                     810 W. Maple St.
thomass@ecu.edu                      Al Vielma                                    Randy Whaley                          Spooner, WI 54801
                                     Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.               Chairman                              (715) 635-4112
Adam Thompson                        4200 Smith School Road                       Canadian Safe Boating Council         christopher.wunrow@wisconsin.gov
Park Ranger                          Austin, TX 78744                             9 Thackeray Crescent
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers         (512) 389-8302                               Barrie, ON Canada L4N 6J6             Rachel M Zechenelly
P.O. Box 365                         Fax: (512) 389-8400                          (705) 739-4798                        Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife &
Piedra, CA 93649                                                                  Fax: (866) 323-0463                   Fisheries
                                     Derick Walker                                                                      PO Box 98000
Tasha Toby                           National Resources Specialist                Karim Williams                        Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000
Safe Kids Worldwide                  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers                 Safety Specialist                     (225) 765-2987
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW         1528 Hwy 32 E                                U.S. Army Corps of Engineers          Fax: (225) 763-3548
Washington, DC 20004                 Ashown, AR 71822                             601 East 12th Street
(202) 662-0625                       (870) 898-3343                               Kansas City, MO 64106-2896            Dennis Zehr
                                     Fax: (870) 898-2111                                                                Kansas Dept. of Wildlife & Parks
Paul Toman                                                                        Jeff Wilson                           512 SE 25th Ave.
USACE Pittsburgh District            Nita Walker Boles                            BRP US Inc.                           Pratt, KS 67124
1000 Liberty Ave.                    Coalition of Parents and Families for        10101 Science Drive                   (620) 672-0758
Pittsburgh, PA 15222                 PWC Safety                                   Sturtevant, WI 53177                  Fax: (620) 672-6020
(418) 395-7176                       3805 Catalina Place                          (262) 884-5389
Fax: (418) 644-4195                  Plano, TX 75074                              Fax: (262) 884-5403                   Brian Zekus
paul.f.toman@usace.army.mil                                                       jeff.wilson@brp.com                   America’s Waterway Watch
                                     Rachel Warner                                www.evinrude.com                      USCG, Commandant
David Treadway                       Potomac Management Group                                                           (G-3PCP), 2100 2nd St SW
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers         510 King St., Ste. 200                       Mac Wimbish                           Room 5302
246 Richmond Drive                   Alexandria, VA 22314                         U.S. Army Corps of Engineers          Washington, DC 20593
Smyrna, TN 37167                     (202) 372-1104                               4155 Clay Street                      (202) 372-1111
(615) 736-7163                                                                    Vicksburg, MS 39183-3435              Fax: (202) 372-1905
Fax: (615) 736-7065                  Brenda Warren                                (601) 631-5300                        brian.s.zekus@uscg.mil
david.s.treadway@us.army.mil         U.S. Army Corps of Engineers                 Fax: (601) 631-7133                   www.americaswaterwaywatch.org
                                     441 G Street, NW
Everette Tucker                      Washington, DC 20314                         David L Windsor                       Roy Zellmer
Commodore                            (202) 761-8600                               Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources,   Wisconsin Dept. of Natural
U.S. Coast Guard Auxilary            Fax: (202) 761-136                           Law Enforcement                       Resources
610 Allens Mill Road                                                              402 W. Washington St, Rm W-255D       101 South Webster Street
Yorktown, VA 23692                   Bunnie Watkins                               Indianapolis, IN 46204                Madison, WI 53707-7921
(757) 888-8151                       Park Manager                                 (317) 232-4010
pnaco98@cox.net                      U.S. Army Corps of Engineers                 Fax: (317) 232-8035                   Karla Zeutenhorst
                                     10419 Perry Park Drive                                                             Park Ranger
                                     Perry, KS 66073                                                                    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
                                     (785) 597-5144                                                                     PO Box 710
                                     Fax: (785) 597-5739                                                                Yankton, SD 57078
                                                                                                                        (402) 667-8542
                                                                                                                        Fax: (402) 667-2547
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