May 19, 2007
Lake Pleasant, AZ
8 AM to 1 PM
Is your watercraft safe? Do you have everything onboard that you need to keep your family safe while you are on the water? Are you knowledgeable of Arizona's boating laws and regulations? Do you know what all those buoys mean? This event can put those worries to rest as you find out more about keeping your family and boat safe.
This is your chance to see a real U.S. Coast Guard helicopter demonstrate rescue swimmer techniques, just like the ones in the movies! Wakeboard demos, knot tying, sailboat and kayak demos, and much, much more is planned for the celebration at the 10-lane boat ramp. A fashion show is planned to show you the latest in lightweight, comfortable, and stylish life jackets! There will be prizes throughout the morning and lots of information from boating experts that will help you enjoy safe boating on the lake.
Find out how to operate your boat safely and learn about dangers such as excessive speed, alcohol, and carbon dioxide poisoining. And, don't miss this annual opportunity to get your FREE watercraft safety check, which will be available at both boat ramps. While you might not pass, you won't be cited during the event! The inspection takes LESS THAN 15 MINUTES and can be performed while you get your boat ready to launch. Don't forget to stop and let us put your mind at ease knowing you are a safe boater.
2007 Arizona Safe Boating Celebration Schedule of Events 2007 Arizona Safe Boating Week Proclamation
by Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano
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Photos from the 2007 Arizona Safe Boating Celebration
The location: Lake Pleasant 10 lane ramp USCG Water Rescue Demonstation Vessel Safety Checks. Over 140 were done.
A treat for the youngster
Organizing Committee members (center - right)
Ruth McCormick, Tom Nunes, and Connie Johnson
discuss the event progress.
Arizona Game & Fish
Phoenix Sail and Power Squadron U.S Coast Guard
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
The Organizing Committee
Ruth McCormick (chair) Lake Pleasant Regional Park Connie Johnson Phoenix Sail & Power Squadron Darci Kinsman Lake Pleasant Regional Park Tanya Norwood Pearson Arizona Game & Fish Dept. Tom Nunes USCG Auxiliary Bob Schloeman Phoenix Sail & Power Squadron
With the help of the Lake Pleasant Regional Park staff and the Vessel Safety Examiners
of the USCG Auxiliary and Phoenix Sail & Power Squadron
|West Marine||Stearns Inc||Sportsman's Warehouse|
|Arizona Wakeboard Association||Socko Energy Drink||Ride Now Powersports|
Arizona Wakeboard Association
Arizona Yacht Club
Discount Marine & RV
Kalil Bottling Company
Mothers Against Drunk Driving MADD)
Peoria Fire Department
Peoria Parks & Recreation
National Water Safety Congress**
Nitrogen Man Tire Inflation
Ride Now Powersports
Socko Energy Drink
Links to other year's celebrations
2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
check the Arizona Safe Boating Council website
for the latest schedules and locations
Arizona Game and Fish Department
Arizona G&F Laws and Rules (Title 5 2004-2005 Edition)
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary - Division 10
United States Power Squadrons® - Phoenix Sail and Power Squadron
Maricopa County Parks and Recreation
USPS Safe Boating Week Campaign * * * Invasive mussels found at CAP intakes on Lake Havasu
Officials fear the invasion could spread to the interior of Arizona
From the Arizona Game and Fish Department
Divers have found quagga mussels at the Central Arizona Project (CAP) intakes at Lake Havasu, and officials fear this invasive mollusk could spread into central Arizona lakes.
The CAP canal is one pathway for these mussels to spread into central Arizona, but these aquatic invaders could also hitchhike on boats coming from the Colorado River lakes that have already been infested.
As part of the 2007 Arizona Safe Boating Celebration, the free courtesy Vessel Safety Checks will not only check your boat for safety, but will also include an examination for possible quagga and zebra mussel infestation. Boats that are found to be infested will not be allowed to launch. Simple preventative measures, outlined in the AZ Game and Fish Department link below, can make that day on the water a reality.
For more of the story and what you can do to help slow the spread click here to visit the AZ Game and Fish Department website. It also includes procedures to decontaminate your boat. Boat Smart, Boat Safe, and Boat Clean.
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* The Arizona Game and Fish Department prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age,or disability in its programs and activities.If anyone believes they have been discriminated against in any of the AGFDs programs or activities, including its employment practices, the individual may file a complaint alleging discrimination directly with the AGFD Deputy Director, 2221 W. Greenway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85023, (602) 942-3000 or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4040 N.Fairfax Dr., Suite 130, Arlington, VA 22203. If you require this document in an alternative format, please contact the AGFD Deputy Director as listed above or by calling TTY at (800) 367-8939.
** Funded in part by a grant from the National Water Safety Congress.
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This page was last updated December 12, 2007