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Cancelled – Free Boater Safety Education Course

The LMCD has cancelled the Boater Safety Education Course scheduled for Thursday, October 20th due to a low number of registrations.  We look forward to scheduling further in the spring.  Thank you.

Register now for the Free Boater Safety Education Course offered on October 20, 2016. The LMCD, in partnership with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol, is offering a free boating safety course for youth ages 12 to 17 and adults. Energetic presenters will help participants obtain their Watercraft Operator’s Permit through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The Lake Minnetonka Boater Safety Education Program explains ways to stay safe while having fun on the water.  The free training is made possible through private contributions to  the LMCD’s Save the Lake Fund.

In Minnesota, a Watercraft Operator’s Permit is required for youth ages 12 to 17 years to operate a boat over 25 hp without adult supervision and for youth ages 14 to 17 years to operate a personal watercraft unsupervised. Adults who obtain a Watercraft Operator’s Permit may receive discounts on their boat insurance.

The course will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Westonka Public Schools’ Education Service Center, located at 5901 Sunnyfield Road E in Minnetrista. The class will begin at 7:45 am and continue through 6 pm. For more details and to register, select the Press Release and Course Overview/Registration links within.  Questions to Administrative Assistant Emily Herman at or 952-745-0789.



Posted on: September 19th, 2016