FREE boating safety courses to be offered at Mississippi River Project Office

USACE Rock Island District
Published April 11, 2024
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is 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 11 or older, will be offered April 13, 20, and 27 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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. Participants 12 and over who complete one eight-hour course and pass the final exam will be issued an Illinois DNR 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 for more information.

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Release no. 24-015