With the warmer weather as spring rolls around, our lakes and rivers start opening up to many and varied water recreation opportunities. In this episode we talk about the different aspects you need to know to keep you safe out on your boat, kayak, raft or paddleboard, and we also discuss our Marine Evidence Recovery Team.
Colorado Boating Safety Program
Water sports are a great way to have fun in the sun, whether you take to the water in your power boat, sailboat, or canoe. In order to keep water-based activities carefree and risks at a minimum, it’s important to keep basic safety practices in mind. The Colorado Boating Safety Program promotes safe vessel operation while enhancing boating experiences.
Before heading out on the water, be sure to:
- Check your equipment
- Wear the proper life vest
- Attend a Boating Safely in Colorado course
- Get a safety inspection on your vessel
- Review navigation techniques
- Learn what to do in the event of an accident
Podcast hosted by Mark Johnson. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a nationally recognized leader in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. The agency manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado’s 960-plus wildlife species, more than 350 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs from hunting and fishing to the state’s trails program, boat registrations, snowmobiles, off-highway vehicles and more. All of its management is in perpetuity for the enjoyment of Coloradans and its visitors and this podcast is dedicated to telling the stories and happenings in Colorado’s great outdoors.