Tag: water safety
  • December

    Christmas Parade

    Big things come in small packages, and that adage couldn’t of rang truer than on Saturday night when the city of Glenville hosted its Annual Christmas Parade downtown. Old Saint Nick headlined the event, but asked his close pal, “Bobber the Water Safety Dog” to participate in providing the children of Glenville an exciting evening of colorful lights, festive costumes and lots and lots of candy!
  • Christmas Cookies with Bobber and Santa

    The Annual Christmas Cookies with Bobber and Santa was held at the Burnsville Community Building. Participants enjoyed learning about water safety in a creative hands-on hypothermia activity called Frosty Fingers, made water safety ornaments, met Bobber the Water Safety Dog and Santa, received water safety promotions, made Christmas ornaments with the Friends of Burnsville Lake and celebrated the holidays with cookies and hot chocolate.
  • October

    Water Safety Event

    On Tuesday, October 12th, the Rangers of Summersville Lake instructed a class on water safety for over 240 5th grade students from around the local area, showing support for the Nicholas County 5th Grade Fun Run.
  • September

    Chalk the Walk Event

    Sutton Lake Rangers Ben Coulter and Rachel Lee held the 2nd Annual Chalk the Walk Event, Saturday September 4th at Bakers Run Campground.
  • April

    "I Got Caught" Wearing My Life Jacket!

    Rangers will be on the look out for adults wearing their life jackets when they are in or around water. If an adult is caught wearing their life jacket, we might give them a beach towel, provided by the Corps Foundation, as a reward for wearing their life jacket!
  • September

    Dillon Lake Water Safety

    US Army Corps of Engineer Rangers have had to be quite creative during the pandemic. Especially with teaching water safety to both young and old. We’ve been used to visiting schools, libraries, fairs, and other events every year; handing out water safety items, talking one on one about the best life jacket for their kids, and conducting water safety programs. Unfortunately, this all went south due to COVID-19. Social distancing was the main practice. I’ve seen some great ideas crop up though since April.
  • February

    Save a Life - Burnsville Lake Recycle a Life Jacket January 2020 Campaign

    Huntington District, Kanawha Area, Burnsville Lake Ranger Lisa Hess launched the Save A Life – Burnsville Lake Recycle A Life Jacket Campaign January 1st, 2020. The campaign ran for the entire month. The purpose was to kick off the year with the community thinking about and being aware of water safety, by helping to “Fill the BOAT” with new, used, slightly used and very, very well loved life jackets.
  • May

    Life Jackets Worn...Nobody Mourns

    Col. Jason Evers, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District, gives a public service announcement from Alum Creek Dam in Ohio to kick of the 2019 Water Safety Campaign: Life Jackets Worn... Nobody Mourns!
  • January

    Rangers Participate in the Bishop Backer Community Day

    Park Rangers from Alum Creek Lake and Delaware Lake participated in the Bishop Backer Community Day. OWU fans visited the booth to talk about boating and water safety and to discuss general questions about recreation around the lakes and the Corps mission. Corey the Safety Boat made his rounds reminding kids to learn to swim and wear a lifejacket.
  • April

    Water Safety and Jr. Ranger Program at Burnsville

    Park Rangers Ben Coulter and Brandy Acord visited Burnsville Elementary, Sand Fork Elementary, and Glenville Elementary schools to lead their annual Water Safety and Junior Ranger programs. Their presentations covered topics such as park ranger duties, forestry, environmental conservation and water safety. They also conducted a Bulltown Historic Area tour as part of the Junior Ranger
  • November

    Dillon Lake Participates in the Sheridan Middle School Health and Safety Even

    For the past four years Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dillon Lake has participated in the Sheridan Middle School Health and Safety Event, in Thornville, Ohio.
  • June

    Water Safety at Little Beaver Fishing Derby

    Once again, to support the 24th annual fishing derby at Little Beaver State Park, U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Park Rangers Carl Mullins and Travis Daugherty teamed up with West Virginia Division of Natural Resources to bring water safety to the event.
  • December

    I Love a Parade

    Joining in the Westerville, Ohio Christmas Parade on Dec. 7, 2014, Corey the Water Safety Boat and Bobber the Water Safety Dog wished all the visitors a safe and Merry Christmas.
  • September

    Water Safety Awards

    Alum Creek Lake employees Melissa Longshore, SCA intern (left), and Nicholas Spalsbury, Water Safety Ranger, each received employee safety awards for their contributions to water and boating safety programs during the 2014 recreation season. Over 15,000 direct contacts have been made through education programs, fair and event exhibits, parades, and visitor assistance patrols. (Photo by Robert J. Wattenschaidt)
  • Wyoming County Water Festival

    The 2014 Wyoming County Water Festival was held at R.D. Bailey Lake Visitor Center in Justice, W.Va., as nearly 300 students from eight schools in the county attended on Sept. 25, 2014. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection coordinated the event, in collaboration with the National Park Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a wide variety of other federal, state, local and volunteer organizations.
  • Water Festival at Summersville Lake

    Safety was the focus of the fourth annual Summersville Water Festival held on Sept. 18, 2014. The festivals are for students in Nicholas and Fayette Counties and are coordinated by the Department of Environmental Protection.
  • June

    Bobber the Water Safety Dog

    Bobber the Water Safety Dog was one of the star attractions at the Folk Festival Parade in Glenville, W.Va. on June 21. Joining in the fun were (from left) Burnsville Lake Park Rangers Dylan Johnson, volunteers Sinney Nethkin and Peggy Dawson (Bobber) and Park Ranger Brittany Robinson.