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March 3, 2014

Basic boating class offered at PPL’s Susquehanna Riverlands

— BERWICK — Get an early jump on the boating season by taking a safe boating course. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will present this course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 15. This course gives boaters practical information so they can make more informed decisions on the water. Topics include boat terminology, legal requirements, water activities, and safety and rescue.

Students who pass the exam at the end of the day-long course can receive their boating safety education certificate from the commission. There is a $10 fee for the certificate, which is required for all operators of personal watercraft, and for boat operators born after Jan. 1, 1982, who operate motorboats of more than 25 horsepower.

The boating class is free and open to anyone 12 years old and up. Space is limited, however, and you must registe by calling the Riverlands at (866) 832-3312. More information about the course can be found on the commission’s website at

This class will be held at the Susquehanna Energy Information Center. For directions, visit, select Susquehanna Riverlands then click on Contacts and Directions.

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