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2010 Northland Water Safety Workshop

June 1, 2010
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lafayette Community Center
3026 Minnesota Avenue, Duluth, MN

Residents and visitors to the northland are within a short drive of lakes, rivers, streams and the world’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Superior. It is important, then, to learn water safety techniques, which can mean the difference between life and death.

To learn the latest safety strategies, join water safety and weather experts for a 5-hour conference on June 1, 2010 at the Lafayette Community Center in Duluth.

Participants will learn about rip currents and hypothermia, discussing the mechanics of how, why and where rip currents form in the Great Lakes, our ability to forecast rip current conditions, the effects of hypothermia and how cold water can affect rescues. The rip current segment is most applicable to Lake Superior, but there will be a great deal of information for anyone using inland lakes and rivers as well. UMD Recreation Sports Outdoor Program experts will provide training on Swift Water, and a U.S. Coast Guard – Duluth Station member will provide information on water rescues. In addition, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Duluth will provide severe weather safety training.

The conference is open to all, but pre-registration is required. [Link to Registration form. (see .pdf attached)] A $15 fee covers registration and lunch and must be received by May 25, 2010. Forms can be requested by contacting Dean Packingham at the Duluth National Weather Service at dean.packingham@noaa.gov or Pam Rundell at the Northland Red Cross, 800-747-8644, pam@redcrossnorthland.org.

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