Conservation Police help prepare public for boating season with
courtesy boat inspections
No tickets will be issued
during voluntary boat inspections
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[May 14, 2014]
SPRINGFIELD – On Friday, May 16,
Illinois Conservation Police (CPOs) will be at locations throughout
the state performing courtesy boat inspections to help prepare boat
owners for the 2014 season. CPOs will not write tickets during the
free safety checks on that day, but will go through a safety
checklist that will include working life jackets, fire
extinguishers, navigation lights and battery covers. Officers will
also be available to answer any questions about boat registrations
and titles or water usage stamps. National Safe Boating Week runs
May 17-23, 2014.
The IDNR will offer courtesy boat inspections at the times and
locations below on Friday May 16:
Friday, May 16 - 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Chicago, IL – Lake Michigan – 31st Street Harbor
Winthrop Harbor, IL – Lake Michigan - North Point Marina Boat Ramp
Spring Grove, IL - Chain O' Lakes – Chain O’ Lakes State Park Boat
Friday, May 16 - 12:00 -3:00 p.m.
Rock Island, IL - Sunset Marina - North Ramps
Friday, May 16 - 3:00 -7:00 p.m.
Clinton, IL - Clinton Lake – Mascoutin Boat Ramp
East Peoria, IL – Illinois River - Spindler Marina Boat Ramps
Springfield, IL - Lake Springfield – Lindsay Boat Launch (2-7 p.m.)
Friday, May 16, 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Kinmundy, IL - Stephen A. Forbes State Park Lake – Main Boat Ramp
Murphysboro, IL - Kinkaid Lake – Mt. Joy Boat Launch
Carlyle, IL - Carlyle Lake – Keyesport Boat Ramp
[Text received; CHRIS YOUNG, ILLINOIS
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES]