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Nashville District kicks off summer recreation with National Safe Boating Week

Nashville District Public Affairs
Published May 18, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 18, 2012) – The Nashville District in conjunction with several state and federal agencies are encouraging the public to think safety first and observe National Safe Boating Week May 19-25.

Dedicating the entire week proceeding Memorial Day weekend to water and boating safety education outreach, Carolyn Bauer, natural resource specialist, said, “Park Rangers are staffing exhibits, doing programs, and blitzing area lakes with boating and water safety information.”


One of the many ways Park Rangers are providing boating and water safety information is inviting the public to participate in the third-annual Ready, Set, Wear It! life jacket world record event on Saturday, May 19.


Previously named Ready, Set, Inflate, this international event is designed to gather participants to set a world record for the most life jackets worn and inflatable life jackets inflated, as well as, raise awareness of life jacket wear and general boating safety.


The following list contains designated Ready, Set, Wear It! event sites in the Nashville District. Event times vary.




10 a.m., Cordell Hull Lake, Resource Manager's Office                                 

For more information call the Cordell Hull

Resource Manager’s Office at: (615) 735-1034


Noon, Dale Hollow Lake, Resource Manager's Office                            

and Obey River Day Use Beach

For more information call the Dale Hollow Resource

Manager’s Office at: (615) 735-1034


10:30 a.m., J. Percy Priest Lake, Seven Points Campground                

For more information call the J. Percy Priest

Resource Manager’s Office at: (615) 889-1975


10 a.m., Center Hill Lake, Floating Mill Campground                            

For more information call the Center Hill

Resource Manager’s Office at: (931) 858-3125


1 p.m., Old Hickory Lake Cedar Creek Day Use – Beach                      

For more information call the Old Hickory

Resource Manager’s Office at: (615) 822-4846


9 a.m., Cheatham Lake Resource Managers Office                     

For more information call the Cheatham

Resource Manager’s Office at: (615) 792-5697




11 a.m., Lake Cumberland, Natural Resource Management Office

For more information call the Lake Cumberland

Resource Manager’s Office at: (606) 679-6337



1 p.m., Lake Barkley Canal Campground Boat Ramp Parking Lot

For more information call the Lake Barkley

Resource Manager’s Office at: (270) 362-4236


10 a.m., Martins Fork Lake

For more information call the Martins Fork

Resource Manager’s Office at: (606) 573-7655


Lt. Col. James A. DeLapp, Nashville District commander, invites everyone this summer to make safety a priority when visiting the lakes and rivers within the Nashville District.

“Accidents happen when it is least expected,” said DeLapp. “Be smart and be prepared as accidents happen when they are least expected.”


The public can obtain news, updates and information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District on the district’s website at www.lrn.usace.army.mil, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nashvillecorps and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/nashvillecorps.