Beltzville State Park will be hosting a basic boating course instructed by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission on April 7 and 9. The course will be held from 6-10 p.m. each day.

There is no charge for the course. All participants must preregister and must attend both sessions.

Call Beltzville State Park at 610-377-0045 to register.

The course is designed to supply boaters with practical information so they can make better-informed decisions on the water.

Instructors will provide students with information in a classroom setting to help them reduce the risk of injury and conflict on the water.

Students who successfully complete the course may apply for a Boating Safety Education Certificate for a $10 fee.

The certificate is required of all operators of personal watercraft or anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1982, who operates a motorboat of more than 25 horsepower.

More information about this course or boating safety can be found by visiting www.fishandboat.com.