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PFBC boating course is at Beltzville State Park

Published May 07. 2012 05:02PM

Beltzville State Park will be hosting a Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Basic Boating Course Monday, May 14, and Wednesday, May 16, and both sessions are from 6-10 p.m.

There is no charge for the course, but all participants must preregister by calling the park office at 610-377-0045 and must attend both sessions. Basic boating course are designed to supply boaters with practical information so they can make informed decisions on the water.

Instructors will provide students with information via 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, and the certificate is required of all operators of personal watercraft or anyone born on or after January 1, 1982 who operate a motorboat of more than 25 horsepower.

Complete information about this course or boating safety can be found by visiting the PFBC website at


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