HAWLEY — Brookfield Renewable announced two boating safety courses are scheduled to take place this month.

The first on Saturday April 27th and the second on May 18th. Both classes will take place from 9am to 4pm.

Brookfield Renewable’s Manager of Stakeholder Relations Brian Noonan said, “We always encourage people to get out and enjoy waterways such as beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack, but we want to make sure that they are cognizant of risks and exercise safety.

“This course does an excellent job of teaching that safety and educates boaters on proper practices that will ultimately assist in putting them in the best position to stay safe.

“We would urge that everyone getting on the waterway take this course, even if they were born prior to the mandated cutoff date of January 1, 1982.”

Those who successfully complete this course will earn a boating safety education certificate from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, which is required for anyone to operate a personal watercraft or for boaters born on or after January 1, 1982.

The Fish and Boat Commission’s eight-hour boating safety class gives boaters practical information, so they can make more informed decisions on the water.

Topics include boat terminology, legal requirements, water activities, and safety and rescue.

Students who pass the exam at the end of the course can apply for their boating safety education certificate from the commission for a $10 fee. Please bring your own lunch and snacks for the day.

Pre-registration is required. For anyone interested, please contact Michelle Chorba at 570.226.1370 or Michelle.Chorba@brookfieldrenewable.com.

About Brookfield Renewable

Brookfield Renewable owns and operates the Wallenpaupack hydroelectric plant, which is a 44-megawatt plant near Hawley, Pa. that has been generating clean, renewable energy since 1926.

Across Pennsylvania, Brookfield Renewable owns 4 hydroelectric facilities which generate over 750 megawatts of renewable power.