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Bass Pro Shops and Corps Partner together to educate water safety at Annual Go Outdoors Event

Published April 30, 2013
Some smart thinkers "caught" wearing their life jackets while enjoying the water at Celilo Park one summer. Don`t be a sinker, be a smart thinker!

Some smart thinkers "caught" wearing their life jackets while enjoying the water at Celilo Park one summer. Don`t be a sinker, be a smart thinker!

OMAHA, Neb. - As part of a Water Safety Partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Park Rangers from Tri-Lakes Project near Denver, Colo., and Missouri River Project near Council Bluffs, Iowa, will be hosting “Wear it Right” and “Safe Passage” seminars.

These free Summer Kickoff seminars and activities will be held May 18, 19, 26 and 27 as a part of Bass Pro Shops Annual Go Outdoors event.

National Safe Boating Week is May 18-24.

The “Wear it Right” seminar will teach participants five important steps for choosing and fitting a life jacket. Participants pledge to ensure to "play it safe" when on or around the water during National Safe Boating Week and throughout the year.

The “Safe Passage” seminar teachers children and families to "play it safe" and help children understand to never go in or around the water unless an adult is watching.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the leading provider of outdoor recreation in the nation. More than 420 lake and river projects in 43 states provide a diverse range of recreational opportunities.

To find a nearby Corps lake or river project visit www.CorpsLakes.us.


Release no. 20130429-002