Marlborough to hold boating safety course

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Massachusetts Environmental Police personell piloted a police boat through Lake Quinsigamond in June of last year. (Photo/Dakota Antelman)

MARLBOROUGH – The Marlborough Recreation Department and the Ft. Meadow Association will partner with the Massachusetts Environmental Police to run a free, four-class boating safety course at the Jericho Lodge in Marlborough on May 25, May 26, June 1 and June 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m each day.

The course, which will provide attendees with training and instruction on safe boating operation, is available to 30 Marlborough and Hudson residents on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The class is being offered by Marlborough’s Recreation Department in cooperation with the Ft. Meadow Association.

“Boating safety education is important for everyone out on the water,” said Marlborough Recreation Director Charles Thebado in a press release announcing this event. “Boaters can keep themselves and their crew safe by learning about responsible boat operation, etiquette and the rules of the waterways.”

The course is open to anyone in Marlborough and Hudson aged 12 or older. Attendees will have to attend all four classes and take an exam to receive their boating safety certificate. Marlborough and Hudson residents who want to attend can enroll using the class by visiting https://www.mass.gov/forms/mep-boating-safety-course-online-enrollment-form and using ID 4766.

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