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Boating Safety Tips

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 26, 2011, noon – This holiday weekend is the unofficial start of the summer boating season on Big Bear Lake. While you’re having fun out on the water, the MWD has some safety tips to keep in mind so your boating trip doesn’t turn into an unexpected tragedy. Launch Ramp Supervisor Tyler Cockrell tells Big Bear News there are some basic guidelines you should keep in mind if you’re weekend plans include boating on the lake. Bring your patience. Launch ramps and Marinas will be busy. All boats are required to have a quagga mussel inspection and lake permit. Remember Clean, Drained and Dry. If a vessel does not meet these requirements, they will be decontaminated at no extra cost. Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages. Intoxicated boaters often put themselves in dangerous situations such as leaning over the side of a boat, or jumping from one vessel to another. Intoxicated passengers also often stand or move about in vessels resulting in falls overboard, or causing the boat to capsize, placing all aboard in danger. Anyone who drinks alcohol on board is at risk. Always wear your PFD or Life Jacket! A PFD can dramatically increase your chances of survival. Sudden immersion in ice-cold water can cause temporary paralysis and drowning. Also, a PFD is required for all passengers on board your vessel. Children age 12 and...

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Adopt A Shoreline Keeps Big Bear Lake Beautiful

Big Bear Lake, Ca April 30, 2011 3:00 pm – Big Bear Lake’s Adopt-a-Shoreline program kicks off this year on May 7.  The program, similar to Cal Trans’ successful Adopt-A-Highway, asks volunteers to choose a section of the lake’s shoreline or a trashcan, and help to keep that specific area clean during the lake season.  The kick off festivities are a fun way to get started.  Tyler Cockrell, the Municipal Water District’s coordinator for the program says, “All participants will receive a t-shirt, trash pickers, bags, gloves, and a hat.”  During the kick off, volunteers are given instructions and then spend a few hours picking up trash.  They are encouraged to continue picking up trash in their adopted area throughout the summer and the MWD will provide trash bags as needed.  The kick off starts at 9:00 am next Saturday at the MWD office at 40524 Lakeview Drive.  Cockrell says, “This is an excellent opportunity for kids, adults, and community groups to participate in a great outdoor activity, help the environment, and keep Big Bear beautiful too! [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30674.mp3|titles=Adopt a Shoreline 2011] More information is available on the MWD...

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