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The LGWSC has adjourned for the season. We will still post from time time items of interest. Our first meeting for next season will be at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Kennon House. It’s not too late to make a year end donation at LakeGastonWaterSafetyCouncil.com. We are a 501 (c) (3). Thanks for your interest and for following the LGWSC.
The Lake Gaston Water Safety Council monthly membership meeting will be held Wednesday September 25, 2019 at the Kennon House Restaurant in Gasburg, Virginia. The meeting begins at 6PM, starting with a dutch-treat dinner. Conservation and wildlife officers from VA and NC will speak to the group about water safety issues and accidents that occurred on Lake Gaston during the 2019 boating season. The public is welcome to attend.
35 people lost their lives on North Carolina waters in 2018. 29 of them were NOT wearing a life vest. Don't be a statistic. Wear your life vest. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission introduced the "Preserve Your Life" campaign in 2017 to raise awareness and educate the public about the importance of life jackets. Wearing a life jacket is a simple safety precaution that can prevent tragedy from happening in the event of an accident. There's no reason to not wear a life jacket. In the end, your life may literally depend on it. Read more here: https://www.ncwildlife.org/Boating/
FARRINGTON, N.C. (WTVD) -- North Carolina's waterways are getting more crowded and more dangerous according to new data obtained by the ABC11 I-Team.
The new information from the N.C. Wildlife Commission's Law Enforcement Division reports 192 boating crashes in 2018, killing 35 people and injuring 97 others. The number of crashes is the most since 2006, while the number of fatalities is the most since 1998.
Read full article here at WTVD ABC 11
Jessica Baumann with NCSU Extension program was the speaker for July. The meeting was held at the Kennon House. She is the Lake Manager on behalf of the Lake Gaston Weed Control Council.