News: Arkansas governor proclaims safe boating week
Story by Jay Townsend
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District, Vicksburg District and the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-08 supported Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe’s proclamation today declaring May 18 through 24 to be Safe Boating Week in Arkansas. This coincides with the National Safe Boating Week Campaign.
The proclamation states that it is essential for boating enthusiast to recognize the importance of taking certain precautions, including always wearing life jackets and never operating a boat under the influence of alcohol.
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Corps personnel in attendance: Little Rock District, Outdoor Recreation Planner Chris Smith, Vicksburg District Natural Resources Specialist Amy Shultz.
Coast Guard Representatives: Flotilla Staff Officer for Materials Joe Zehler, Vice Division 15 Commander Patricia Lewis, Division 15 Commander Phil Hunkins, Division 15 Public Affairs Officer Bob Donaldson.