Boat Safety Class Set March 23 At PPL’s Susquehanna Riverlands

Get an early jump on the boating season by taking a safe boating course from 9 a. m.-5 p. m. Saturday, March 23, at PPL’s Susquehanna Riverlands. The Pennsylvania 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 daylong course can apply for their boating safety education certificate from the commission. This certificate will enable people to operate personal watercraft. Please bring your own lunch and snacks for the day. Must be 12 or older. Registration is required. To register, contact PPL at 1-866-832-3312 or information about upcoming boating classes can be found on the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission’s website at www. fish. state. pa. us.

This free program will be held at the Susquehanna Energy Information Center. For more information, please call 1-866-832-3312 or email directions, please visit,click on “Susquehanna Riverlands” then select “Contact Us and Directions.”

The Susquehanna Riverlands, along Route 11 about seven miles north of Berwick, is operated by PPL in conjunction with its Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Salem Township. The preserve, encompassing 1,200 acres on both the east and west banks of the Susquehanna River, has been providing the residents of north central Pennsylvania with quality recreation, fishing and environmental education since 1980.

At the environmental preserves, PPL works to protect the land, care for endangered species and habitats, and provide public recreational facilities for people to learn about and enjoy nature’s beauty. For more information about PPL’s environmental preserves, visit

To view  PPL Preserves’ calendar of events, please visit