ROCK ISLAND, Illinois --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, will be offering free boating safety education classes at the Mississippi River Project Office near Locks and Dam 14 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, during the month of April. Classes, which are open to anyone 12 years of age or older, will be offered April 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Completion of only one of these courses is needed for certification.
All boaters, including those new to boating as well as seasoned individuals looking to brush up on safe boating knowledge, are encouraged to take the course. No on-the-water experience is offered during the classroom-based course. Upon successful completion of the class and exam, participants will be issued an Illinois Department of Natural Resources Boat Safety Certification which is honored in both Iowa and Illinois.
Pre-registration for the class is required and youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and classes fill quickly. To register contact the Mississippi River Visitor Center at 309-794-5338. Visit www.missriver.org for more information.
Release no. 23-007