Friday, November 20, 2009

Heros (Our waterways made better)

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of watercraft has toasted waterways educators and local marine patrols for their support in providing boating safety education program and related matters.

Among the recipients is the Mentor-based Spirit of America Foundation which has for several years helped local school children learn the basics of safe boating through hands-on experiences.

This safe-boating group earned one of the agency's Outstanding Boating Safety Program awards.

So too did the late Patricia Eichenlaub who participated in the Spirit of America Foundation's programing in Lake and Ashtabula counties, reports John Wisse, spokesman for the Watercraft Division.

All of the award recipients were among those local community organizations and law enforcement agencies which received Watercraft Division funding assistance grants during the past year.

- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn

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