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March 13, 2018

Army Corps of Engineers Natural Resources specialist Kayla Price works with a group of students Army Corps of Engineers Natural Resources specialist Kayla Price works with a group of students

Yatesville Lake has a new member of its Army Corps of Engineers team and she is already working and looking forward to being at Yatesville and meeting and helping community members. 

Here's what she had to say as an introduction:

 

"...My name is Kayla Price and I am currently serving as the Natural Resource Specialist for the US Army Corps of Engineers at Yatesville Lake.

I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor's Degree in Forestry in 2014. I have been with the Corps of Engineers for about 3 years and have spent most of that time at Dewey Lake in Prestonsburg, KY.

My first summer job was here at Yatesville and I'm so excited to be back! I'm looking forward to being part of this great and growing community. Feel free to contact me with questions or ideas about our local public lands!

Kayla Price
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Natural Resource Specialist
Yatesville Lake
Phone: 606-686-2412

 

“Spring Aboard”

Boaters urged to get educated before boating season

By Kayla Price

(Yatesville Lake) – The temperature may still be cool outside, but it is a perfect time of year to start getting prepared for the boating season. Boating safety advocates are urging boaters to enroll in a boating education course prior to the main boating season.

Spring Aboard – Take A Boating Education Course campaign is a nationally coordinated effort during the week of March 18-24, 2018 to increase the awareness of taking a boating education course.

“We know that an educated boater is safer on the water,” said Tom Guess, president of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, and lead organization for Spring Aboard. “If a boater has taken a boating safety education course the likelihood of their time spent on the water being a safe and enjoyable experience is much greater for them as well as their passengers. There’s no reason to head out on the water without knowing what you’re doing, and spring is the perfect time to take a course before the summer boating season begins.”

U.S. Coast Guard statistics indicate that of the accidents where the level of operator education was known, 77% of boating deaths occurred on boats where the boat operator had never received boating education instruction.
With today’s wide variety of courses available, there’s a course for every boater schedule. Boaters have multiple options from classroom courses offered by the Coast Guard Auxiliary and United States Power Squadrons to online offerings available anytime day or night.

Education course providers and offerings will vary between states, so check with your local course provider or state boating agency to find out what courses are accepted in your area.

Forty-nine (49) states and U.S. territories require proof of completion of a boating education course for operators of some powered vessels. For a summary of Kentucky’s regulations and available courses, visit: https://fw.ky.gov/Boat/Pages/Boat-Safety.aspx

 

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