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Apr 27 2019

Learn the Basics of Boating!
  • Boat Handling
  • Docking and Trailering
  • Safety Equipment and Procedures
  • Navigation Basics
  • Rules of the Road

This one-day class is great for adults and teens. The class provides PWC certification for ages 12-15 and fulfills GA requirements for boater safety education, which is now mandatory for any person born after January 1, 1998 to legally operate a motorized vessel in GA waters. The class is approved by the State of Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA DNR) and by the National Association of the State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).

Location: Lake Lanier Army Corps office
Time: Saturday, April 27, 2019; 8:15 am -5:15  pm
Cost: For your text is $18.
For more information:  Visit or email

You may be able to save on your boat insurance after taking a “America’s Boating Course” class – check with your agent for details!
Apr 27 2019
Flotilla 29 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Lake Lanier, announces a one-day “About Boating Safely” course. The course is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019. This course also serves as a PWC certified course for children under the age of 16. This course will be given at the Bunzi Operations Center, 6595 Lights Ferry Rd., Flowery Branch, Ga., on the left just before the entrance to Aqualand Marina. Classes run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and cost is $30. Discounts available for additional family members.

State law now requires any person born after January 1, 1998, must have completed a boater education course approved by the Ga. DNR before he or she may legally operate a motorized vessel on Georgia state waters. Successful completion of this course could result in a reduction in your boat’s insurance premium. 
Course contents include:
• Know your boat
• Before you get underway
• Navigating the waterways
• Operating your vessel safely
• Legal requirements of boating
• Boating emergencies
• Enjoying watersports
• State of Georgia regulations

More info: Joe Edwards at; 404-775-2608.
May 11 2019
On Saturday, May 11,2019 cute little yellow rubber ducks will invade Lake Lanier to raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.  This year’s winner will fly the coop with $10,000 cash Grand Prize.

Mark your calendar for the biggest Rubber Duck Derby and Duck Fest YET! Bring your family out from 3-9 pm for a fun day at Clarks Bridge Park and watch the Duck Race. Later that evening, enjoy a concert, food trucks, and craft beer.

Duck Derby:  race at 5:30 pm  (free admission)
Fly Betty Band - 6-9 pm  (free admission)

Location: Lake Lanier Olympic Park

Ducks may be adopted with a $6 donation for a single duck, Quack Packs are $30 for 6 ducks and Grand Packs $125 for 25 ducks.

You can adopt your ducks by visiting

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