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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

When a natural disaster strikes, Team Rubicon can now rely on Weego’s innovative Jump Starting Power Packs to help them provide disaster relief across the United States. Weego has partnered with and donated high-performance Weego 66 products to Team Rubicon disaster response teams in anticipation of another active season of

tags: Safety, Batteries & Chargers, Charity

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The autumn boating season has arrived, and with it comes cooler water temperatures. A fall overboard can get serious quickly, and wearing a life jacket could give you extra time to survive. While many boaters have traditional floatation-filled life jackets, an increasing number have switched to more modern inflatable life jackets,

tags: Boating 101, Safety

Friday, August 31, 2018

Weego announces its Gold Level sponsorship of the 2018 Spirit Ride, America’s “Traveling Memorial Day” honoring first responders nationwide. Weego’s innovative, compact, safe, and reliable portable Jump Starting Power Packs are used by tow operators, who make up 60 percent of all fallen first responders. The

tags: Charity, Safety

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Quick actions of two Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers earlier this month resulted in a successful water rescue, saving a woman from drowning in the Manistee River. CO Sam Koscinski and CO Scott MacNeill were conducting marine patrol on the river in Manistee County when they noticed a distressed female in

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Feel Good Story, Lake Michigan, Safety

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The White Lake Association – through a partnership with boating safety nonprofit, the Sea Tow Foundation – has announced the opening of a new Life Jacket Loaner Station, which will be available to Western Michigan’s White Lake-area boaters in mid-July. The station – which will be located at the Montague

tags: Safety, Kids & Pets, Lake Michigan

Friday, August 3, 2018

If you want to heat your boat, cook aboard, or perhaps, run your refrigerator when you are away from shore power, propane is a common fuel source. But what are the most important safety concerns that boaters should know about this heavier-than-air gas? The new online course “Propane Systems on Your Boat” gives boaters a

tags: Safety, Coupons & Discounts, Education

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Sirius Signal, the company that designs and engineers the highly awarded SOS Distress Light Beacon is excited to announce a significant milestone in their effort to provide an environmentally-conscious legal alternative to toxic marine flares. e to toxic marine flares. During the month of September, the team will be celebrating the

tags: Safety, Accessories, Environmental Impact

Thursday, August 2, 2018

For recreational boaters, sailors, and anglers, having a Digital Selective Calling (DSC) VHF radio aboard to call for emergency help will always be the fastest way to summon assistance from your closest rescuers. That means that going without one can hurt your chances for a safe summer on the water. Here are three common mistakes boat

tags: Boating 101, Safety

Monday, July 23, 2018

With all the recent news around swimming advisories and beach closings – it is easy to become concerned about our local water bodies where we go to swim, fish, or enjoy the view. Ohio Sea Grant, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and many other state and local agencies work to provide up-to-date information on our local

tags: Safety, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Heavy rains and high temperature are fueling the growth of blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, in water bodies around the state, so the Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources and Health Services are teaming up to present an informational webinar about the health risks of blue-green algae. Some blue-green algae can cause

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Safety