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    Nashville District kicks off summer recreation with National Safe Boating Week



    Story by Amy Redmond 

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nashville District in conjunction with several state and federal agencies are encouraging the public to think safety first and observe National Safe Boating Week, May 19-25.

    Dedicating the entire week proceeding Memorial Day weekend to water and boating safety education outreach, Carolyn Bauer, natural resource specialist, said, “Park Rangers are staffing exhibits, doing programs, and blitzing area lakes with boating and water safety information.”

    One of the many ways Park Rangers are providing boating and water safety information is inviting the public to participate in the third-annual Ready, Set, Wear It! life jacket world record event, Saturday, May 19.

    Previously named Ready, Set, Inflate, this international event is designed to gather participants to set a world record for the most life jackets worn and inflatable life jackets inflated, as well as, raise awareness of life jacket wear and general boating safety.

    The following list contains designated Ready, Set, Wear It! event sites in the Nashville District. Event times vary.


    10 a.m., Cordell Hull Lake, Resource Manager's Office
    For more information call the Cordell Hull
    Resource Manager’s Office at: (615) 735-1034

    Noon, Dale Hollow Lake, Resource Manager's Office
    and Obey River Day Use Beach
    For more information call the Dale Hollow Resource
    Manager’s Office at: (615) 735-1034

    10:30 a.m., J. Percy Priest Lake, Seven Points Campground
    For more information call the J. Percy Priest
    Resource Manager’s Office at: (615) 889-1975

    10 a.m., Center Hill Lake, Floating Mill Campground
    For more information call the Center Hill
    Resource Manager’s Office at: (931) 858-3125

    1 p.m., Old Hickory Lake Cedar Creek Day Use – Beach
    For more information call the Old Hickory
    Resource Manager’s Office at: (615) 822-4846

    9 a.m., Cheatham Lake Resource Managers Office
    For more information call the Cheatham
    Resource Manager’s Office at: (615) 792-5697


    11 a.m., Lake Cumberland, Natural Resource Management Office
    For more information call the Lake Cumberland
    Resource Manager’s Office at: (606) 679-6337

    1 p.m., Lake Barkley Canal Campground Boat Ramp Parking Lot
    For more information call the Lake Barkley
    Resource Manager’s Office at: (270) 362-4236

    10 a.m., Martins Fork Lake
    For more information call the Martins Fork
    Resource Manager’s Office at: (606) 573-7655

    Lt. Col. James A. DeLapp, Nashville District commander, invites everyone this summer to make safety a priority when visiting the lakes and rivers within the Nashville District.

    “Accidents happen when it is least expected,” said DeLapp. “Be smart and be prepared as accidents happen when they are least expected.”

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    Date Taken: 05.18.2012
    Date Posted: 05.18.2012 09:58
    Story ID: 88622
    Location: NASHVILLE, TN, US 

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