OTTAWA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will offer free safe boating class at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center. The class is open to everyone age 11 and older. Students under age 16 should be accompanied by an adult and pre-registration is required. Upon successful completion of the class and exam, participants will receive an Illinois DNR Boat Safety Certification. All boaters, including those new to boating as well as seasoned individuals looking to brush up on safe boating knowledge, are encouraged to take the course. The class will be held from 9 AM to 5 PM on August 19.
To register contact the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center at 815-667-4054 or visit https://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Illinois-Waterway/Boater-Safety-Classes/