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Canyon County offering free boating safety course on March 4

By: - February 28, 2023 10:19 am
Canyon County boat safety

The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Division offers boater education courses. (Courtesy of Canyon County Sheriff’s Office)

The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Division will offer a free boating safety course from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, according to a press release.

Sgt. Jason Roberts will teach the one-day introductory course at the Canyon County Marine Office, 12974 Iowa Ave. in Nampa.

Attendees will learn general information about boats, safety and maintenance, as well as tips on how to be a more courteous boat operator. Attendees will also learn about Idaho laws and regulations associated with owning and operating a boat, according to the press release.

The event is open to all boaters, regardless of experience, and attendees who complete the one-day course will earn their boater education safety card, the press release said.

Those interested can register for the course online or by emailing Roberts at [email protected].


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Christina Lords
Christina Lords

Christina Lords is the editor-in-chief of the Idaho Capital Sun and has been a professional journalist covering local and state government since graduating from the University of Idaho in 2009. A Pocatello native, Lords is a fifth-generation Idahoan who served as a reporter at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and the Post Register in Idaho Falls and served as assistant editor for the Idaho Press in Nampa. She also led the Idaho Statesman in Boise for two years before turning to nonprofit journalism.