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TEAM Georgia Safe Boating Campaign Under Way

TEAM Georgia and Georgia DNR: Designate a Skipper!

Make a splash this summer by playing it safe on the water! Team Georgia, a safe and sober transportation coalition, wants you to Designate a Skipper!

In partnership with Georgia Department of Natural Resources, TEAM Georgia urges Georgians to take the rules of the road afloat – ensure your skipper is sober, watch your speed and know Georgia’s boating laws.

Plus, when you pledge to become a designated skipper at, you’ll be automatically registered for a grand-prize drawing at summer’s end.

As more than 300,000 Georgia boat owners gear up for summer recreation, TEAM Georgia and DNR warn that alcohol and boating can be a lethal combination.

 The marine environment — waves, engine noise, water, sun and wind — accelerates impairment and fatigue, while alcohol hinders coordination and reaction time, DNR states.

Last year, DNR Conservation Rangers made 177 arrests for boating under the influence – an arrest that may lead to loss of boating privileges.

For details about boating laws and safety, visit the DNR’s site at:

Prizes for the TEAM Georgia Safe Boating Campaign are sponsored by Anheuser-Busch wholesalers: Atlanta Beverage, Dender Distributing, Eagle Rock Distributing and Leon Farmer Company.

For more information, please contact Bonnie Moret at or Melissa Cummings at


Team Georgia and Georgia DNR launch 2010 Safe Boating Campaign

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, TEAM Georgia and Georgia Department of Natural Resources held a press conference at Lake Allatoona on May 28, urging Georgians to “Play it Safe on the Water.”
Friday’s briefing featured demos of DNR’s underwater sonar technology and a BUI screening along with ride-along opportunities with DNR Rangers for a first-hand look at how they protect Georgia waterways. 

L to R: Col. Homer Bryson, Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Division; Dan Foster, Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division; Susan Cummings, US Coast Guard Auxiliary; Bonnie Moret, TEAM Georgia; Jim Farley, US Coast Guard Auxiliary; Ross Kist, US Coast Guard Auxiliary; Sgt. Mike Barr, Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Division