Grand Bay NERR to offer Boater Education Classes this Summer

Grand Bay NERR to offer Boater Education Classes this Summer
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Jun 15, 2018

Do you own a boat or WANT to own a boat?  Do you have a child over age 10 who rides with you on a boat?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you need to take advantage of one of two boater education classes being offered this summer.

The Department of Marine Resources (DMR) in cooperation with the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) will be offering a class on June 20th and July 25th to promote boater education to local citizens. Everyone knows that safety on our waters is an important issue, given the access to water and large number of boaters in our area.

The classes are free of charge and open to the public. A DMR Marine Patrol Officer will be instructing each class. These folks are your friends on and off the water.

You must be at least 10 years of age to receive a certificate of course completion.

Follow this link for more information on these classes and others across the region:

This is all classroom instruction at one of the Jewels of Jackson County: the Grand Bay NERR facility.  See below for address and class dates and times.   Get Salty Safely, Y’all!

Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
6005 Bayou Heron Road
Moss Point, MS 39562

Class Date and Time:
June 20, 2018 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM
July 25, 2018 From 9:00AM to 4:00PM

About the author

David has been a Pascagoula resident since 1993. Over the past 24 years he has been involved with many civic groups and recreational partners. In 2013 he was elected to the city council of Pascagoula for Ward 3. In this role he focused primarily on funding infrastructure improvements, quality of life for City residents and Families, environmental issues in our area, and opportunities for all to get involved in making Pascagoula & Jackson County a great place to raise a family. He is married to Belinda, has three children Kershlyn, Karson, and Kayson, and is the owner of an IT consulting business.