Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano encouraged residents to take advantage of the boating safety seminar being held on Saturday, May 4th and Saturday, May 11th at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The two-part seminar is being offered by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Glen Cove Flotilla 12-03, in response to an increase in the number of boating accidents and recent fatalities. There is a $50.00 per person fee which includes both days. Participants must attend both classes in order to receive a certificate.
“Too many people take their boats out onto the water without proper preparation,” said County Executive Mangano. “The boating safety tips offered at this free course can help save lives by ensuring boaters are properly prepared before they leave the dock.”
The Flotilla offers a boating safety course twice annually at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve. The course is prepared by the seasoned sailors and power boaters associated with the unit who will discuss such things as safety issues, situational awareness, boating responsibility and understanding your vessel.
About Garvies Point Museum and Preserve:
Garvies Point Museum and adjoining 62-acre preserve are located at 50 Barry Drive in Glen Cove. Admission to the museum is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children 5-12 years of age. The museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information about Garvies Point Museum, please call: (516) 571-8010/11 or visit the website at: www.garviespointmuseum.com.
For more information about Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museum, please call: (516) 572-0200, or visit the website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.