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Ohio boating education course coming up

• Sep 8, 2018 at 2:00 PM

TOLEDO — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Parks and Watercraft invites the public to attend an Ohio boating education course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22.

Pre-registration is required, but admission is free. This free class will be offered at the farmhouse at the Wildwood Preserve Metro park, 4830 W. Central Ave., Toledo. To pre-register for this class, visit web1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/ohmetroparkstoledowt.wsc/search.html.

The Ohio Boating Education Course covers a variety of topics including navigation rules, boating and personal safety equipment, navigational signage, Ohio boating laws and more.

Ohio law requires any person born on or after Jan. 1, 1982 to show proof they have successfully completed an approved boater safety education course if they operate any watercraft powered by a motor greater than 10 horsepower. For additional information on boating, call the Maumee Bay office at 419-836-6003 or visit watercraft.ohiodnr.gov.

The ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft is responsible for managing Ohio’s 75 state parks and providing the finest outdoor recreational opportunities, including first-class boating services, facilities and law enforcement for users of Ohio’s waterways and public lands. ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. For more information, visit ohiodnr.gov.

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