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Mar. 16, 2010
Vol 3, No 1-10
TIMES ON WATER
Our April issue helps you do it
The theme for April is
"Favorite Memories," and every story talks about either how to make happy
memories--Sandy Lindsey reviews gadgets to help us entertain onboard--or about
places that embody them.
example, Susan Peterson Gately returns
to tell about a program that uses tall ships to
build character in her "Sisters Under Sail."
The Unicorn under sail
Photo courtesy of Dawn Santamaria
talented Linda Aksomitis visits a place in the Near the Water feature
that is full of memories for Americans:
Shiloh National Military Park, site of one of the bloodiest battles of
the Civil War. A landing place for boats, Pittsburgh Landing, was vital for
both sides and it's one of the reasons why a major battle was fought here.
Pittsburgh Landing looks a lot more peaceful these days.
Photo by Linda Aksomitis
St. Louis Arch
Lloyd returns to HLB, this
time with evocative pictures of "Cruising Down the Rivers." Here's one
in from our own home town.
the city of Pittsburgh, the
educational program, RiverQuest, uses boats cruising that city's three rivers
to teach about the area and about the environment. Kate Godfrey-DeMay writes about what's been accomplished One of the
boats is the Explorer; here
she is at work.
Photo by Brian Gauvin
profiles--both great places to build memories with your family--are Heritage Harbor in Ottawa, Ill., and
Eastport Marina & Resort, on Pickwick Lake. Lee Braff wrote about Heritage Harbor and Mearl Murphy wrote about Eastport Marina.
Entrance to Heritage Harbor from the Illinois River.
Photo by Lee Braff
Joan Wenner writes in Waterway Law about wild and scenic
river trails that many heartland states are establishing. One of them is the Muskingum River, which features some of the oldest locks in the
nation, as this view shows.
Photo courtesy Ohio DNR
So, don't just sit there. Spring has sprung! It's
time to get out on the water and make some memories of your own.
TWO PRO ANGLERS WIN ENVIRONMENTAL
Gary Klein of Weatherford,
Texas, and Tim Horton of Florence, Ala.,
know all too well that to catch the big one, you must take care of our
they decided to spearhead a waterway cleanup in advance of the 2008 Professional
Anglers Association (PAA) Corporate Cup on Pickwick
to right, Gene Ellison of Bass Pro Shops staff; Stacey King, Pro Angler;
Blanford of Professional Angler's Association; Tim Horton, Pro Angler;
Pellerin of BoatU.S. gather to present Horton with the BoatU.S.
Leadership Award. Photo by Jeff
Recreational Boating Fishing Foundation
Their efforts earned
them a BoatU.S. Foundation
Environmental Leadership Award. The award recognizes those who have
significant impact advancing clean boating and educating boaters about
can minimize their environmental impacts.
The day before the
tournament, Klein and Horton organized 13 boats of tournament anglers to
up the lake. "We try to leave it better than the way we found it,"
said Klein, as the group hauled in hundreds of pounds of trash, tires
anglers are at the top of the list of true conservationists. Seeing my
and competitors take enough time to fill a city trash truck with garbage
something special," Horton said.
The pair was nominated for the
award by Kay Smallwood of the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
through Life On The Water
BoatU.S. Foundation selection committee
chose this year's recipients from more than 30 nominations. They looked
significant positive impact on the environment, solving an
challenging aspect of boating, helping others understand the importance
clean boating, and enthusiastic promotion ofclean boating.
The BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water
is an innovative leader promoting safe, clean and
responsible boating. The nonprofit was founded in 1981 and is funded
primarily by the half-million members of BoatU.S
|LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD
ORSANCO announces public workshops
The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission
(ORSANCO), an agency charged with keeping Ohio River water clean, has scheduled
four public workshops to review its pollution-control standards. Heartland
states represented in ORSANCO are Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
The review will be limited to four items: Criteria for
Total Dissolved Solids, Criteria for selenium, Critical flow for criteria for
human-health protection, and Provision for variances to the mixing zone
requirements. The review will begin with a public-comment period. Comments on
the specified portions of the standards will be accepted from now until April
They're heading for the meeting!
Photo by Lee Braff
A series of workshops will help members of the public
understand the expedited review. Each one will be conducted from 4 to 7 p.m.,
· For Pittsburgh--March 16, at the Holiday Inn Meadow Lands, 340 Racetrack Road,
· For Huntington,
17, at the Pullman Plaza, 1001 Third Ave, Huntington,
· For Cincinnati--March 23, at the Holiday Inn Airport, 1717 Airport Exchange Blvd,
· For Evansville--March 24, at the Aztar Hotel,421 NW
more details, e-mail Jeanne Ison, call (513) 231-7719, or visit
the ORSANCO Web site.
1972 43' PEARSON -
14.10 beam, twin 340 cu. in. engines, radar, chart plotter, dual air/heat, 7.5kw, 9 ft. Whaler with 4 hp outboard, 3 staterooms, 2 heads.
may consider small trades.
Gary, 651-303-2469. OCT10
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