LEHIGHTON – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) along with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, will offer a two-night basic boating safety course on Monday, April 24, and Wednesday, April 26, from 6-10 p.m. at Beltzville State Park’s Environmental Education and Interpretation Center, 2950 Pohopoco Drive, Lehighton. A second course will be offered on Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lake Harmony Fire Company, 257 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony.
The courses are free and open to the public but registration is required, and participants must attend both nights of the two-night course in order to receive the Boating Safety Education Certificate. The certificate is required of all operators of a personal watercraft, and for those born on or after Jan 1, 1982, to operate boats powered by motors greater than 25 horsepower.
“Warmer weather is on the way and this is a great chance to receive the necessary safety training required to enjoy the many recreational opportunities available in our region,” said Heffley.
Registration is required for both events and course handbooks may be obtained at Heffley’s office prior to the course. For more information and to register, call (610) 377-6363.