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  • July

    Park rangers emphasize ‘water safety’ at Wilderness Day Camp

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 26, 2019) – Park rangers at Dale Hollow Lake recently teamed up with partner agencies to emphasize the importance of water safety with youngsters attending the Seventh Annual Wilderness Day Camp along the Obey River below Dale Hollow Dam in Celina, Tenn.
  • January

    Park rangers promote water safety at Nashville Boat Show

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2019) – Boaters and their families are invited to navigate to booth 404 at the Nashville Boat Show in Music City Center to meet with park rangers who are familiar with Corps of Engineers lakes, dams, locks, recreation areas and campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin.
  • June

    Region recognizes J. Percy Priest project on its 50th birthday

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 29, 2018) – Community leaders and citizens celebrated the 50th Anniversary of J. Percy Priest Dam and Reservoir today, acknowledging the project’s positive impact on the region since President Lyndon B. Johnson dedicated it as a perfect example of the new conservation 50 years ago.
  • May

    Country Music Artist Dixie Jade reminds their fans to wear their life jackets and be safe on the water.

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 24, 2018) – NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 24, 2018) – Country Music Artist Dixie Jade reminds their fans to wear their life jackets and be safe on the water.
  • Dave Ramsey wants fans to stay safe Memorial Day weekend

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 24, 2018) – Financial expert Dave Ramsey from the Dave Ramsey show is partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this Memorial Day weekend to encourage his fans to be safe on the water and to wear a life jacket.
  • August

    Keep safe Labor Day weekend with a few water safety tips

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 29, 2017) – School is back in session, work has picked up, days are getting shorter, and there is just one holiday left before the unofficial end of summer. This Labor Day weekend families will get together to recreate and celebrate all the hard days they have worked. When swimming or boating on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes, the public is encouraged to have fun, but remember a few water safety tips to keep safe.
  • March

    Corps of Engineers launches new water safety campaign ‘Life Jackets Worn - Nobody Mourns’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March, 3, 2016) — Every year thousands of people in the United States mourn the loss of loved ones who could have survived if they had been wearing a life jacket while spending time on or near our nation’s waters. To heighten awareness, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently launched a national water safety campaign titled “Life Jackets Worn - Nobody Mourns.”
  • July

    Corps partners with Nashville Shores to promote water safety

    HERMITAGE, Tenn. (July 17, 2015) – Park Rangers at J. Percy Priest Lake are spending several hours at Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort every Friday this summer to promote that water safety and fun truly go together.
  • Sweet partnership with McDonalds treats kids who play it safe

    DEFEATED, Tenn. (July 14, 2015) – When park rangers witness young people practicing good safety at Cordell Hull Lake this summer, they might just reward them for their efforts thanks to a sweet partnership with McDonalds.
  • May

    Tanya Tucker wants fans to stay safe Memorial Day weekend

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 21, 2015) -- Country Music Legend and Hall of Fame Artist Tanya Tucker is partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this Memorial Day weekend to encourage her fans to be safe on the water and to wear a life jacket.
  • Play it safe with a life jacket when visiting Corps lakes

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 8, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District encourages people to play it safe with a life jacket when visiting Corps lakes. Wearing one is simply the best chance of surviving an accident when playing in the water.
  • April

    Life Jacket is your best ‘security blanket’ when boating

    “Did you know most car accidents occur within five miles of your home? That's why I moved!” Comedian Jay Leno used this joke in one of his opening monologues several years ago. Since then, I've gotten a lot of mileage out of it. The trouble is accidents are no laughing matter and they usually happen when you least expect it.
  • August

    Commentary: Don't stop practicing water safety on Corps lakes

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 31, 2012) – As we enter the Labor Day weekend and the remaining few weeks of the Summer recreation season, I want to again emphasize the extreme importance of “Water Safety” to continue reducing fatalities on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s 10 lakes.
  • Corps makes big splash on water safety

    SOMERSET, Ky. (Aug. 14, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District made a big splash when its park rangers at Lake Cumberland partnered with the Somersplash Water Park to promote water safety Aug. 4, 2012.
  • July

    Swimmer rescue prompts water safety message for the holiday

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 2, 2012) – Three U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Park Rangers are to thank for the rescue of a group of swimmers at J. Percy Priest Lake on Tuesday July 26, 2012.
  • May

    Commentary: Don’t allow tragedy to drown out fond memories at Corps lakes this summer

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2012) – With the 2012 recreation season already underway, I want everyone to know that “Water Safety” is extremely important to me and to everyone that serves the public in the Nashville District.