Montana State Parks Promotes Safe Boating in 2013 with Float Smart Programs in Billings, Helena and Kalispell
(Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is promoting safe boating this summer with three “float smart” programs scheduled at state parks in Billings, Helena and Kalispell in June.
The Float Smart program is a dynamic discuss of inflatable pontoon boat navigation, equipment and safety concerns. This interactive program is designed for anglers or water recreationists who use one-person pontoon boats or are considering purchasing one. Using video, classroom discussion and on the water demonstrations, participants will learn about cold water survival, personal protective gear, and what to do when something goes wrong or equipment breaks.
Go to www.floatsmart.info/Home.html for more on the training and to view related safety videos.
What: Float Smart Personal Pontoon Boat Training
When and Where:
• Billings: June 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Billings headquarters and Lake Elmo State Park, call Terri Walters at 406-247-2955 for details.
• Helena: June 2, 1-4 p.m. at Montana Wild and Spring Meadow Lake State Park in Helena. Call Liz Lodman at 406-444-9940 for details.
• Kalispell: June 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lone Pine State Park and Foys Lake near Kalispell. Call Amy Grout at 406-755-2706 for details.
Who: Instructor T.E. Lewis, founder of the Float Smart program
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