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KENAI:Refuge Promotes Water Safety for Kids
Alaska Region, July 1, 2008
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Youngsters learn about preparing for trips on or near the water, and how to avoid water pollution, at the 5th Annual Water Safety Event in Soldotna.
Youngsters learn about preparing for trips on or near the water, and how to avoid water pollution, at the 5th Annual Water Safety Event in Soldotna. - Photo Credit: n/a

Saturday May 3rd kicked off the beginning of the summer boating season with the 5th Annual Water Safety Event at Skyview High School in Soldotna.  Kenai National Wildlife Refuge joined several other organizations in sponsoring the event, and conducted two outreach activities throughout the day:  how to plan and prepare for trips in and around water, and how to keep the water safe for fish and wildlife by avoiding pollution.  One hundred and thirteen children attended, plus parents or caregivers.  Nearly all of them purchased Mustang personal floatation devices (PFDs) that were made available at reduced prices.  Boating in Alaska is a favorite activity for many people young and old.  Unfortunately several people drown each year because of the cold water and not wearing a PFD.


Contact Info: Kristen Gilbert, 907-786-3391, Kristen_Gilbert@fws.gov



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