Arizona Safe Boating Celebration


The 4th Annual Celebration
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.

Sponsored by
G&F Logo USPS Logo USCG Aux Logo  
Arizona Game & Fish
Phoenix Sail and Power Squadron  U.S Coast Guard
Maricopa County
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

And with assistance from these fine contributing partners:


 Peoria Fire Dept

 National Water Safety Congress**

Central Arizona Project
West Marine Stearns Inc Sportsman's Warehouse
Shamrock Farms NitrogenMan Staples 
Arizona Wakeboard Association Socko Energy Drink Ride Now Powersports

Arizona Wakeboard Association
Arizona Yacht Club
Campbell’s Mercantile
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
Shamrock Farms
Socko Energy Drink
Sportsman's Warehouse

Stearns Inc

West Marine

Links to other year's celebrations
2011 2010  2009  2008   2007 2006  2005  2004 

For Safe Boating classes in Arizona
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

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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.

CAP Canal Map

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 AGFD’s 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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