The open water season is near so preparation for boating will start soon. A helpful place to begin is with a checkup on the boating regulations that apply to pleasure craft as explained in the Safe Boating Guide.
Anyone with a Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card should already know the rules. Help Sylvan Lake by applying them.
As Sylvan Lake is one of Alberta’s recreational lakes, boaters are welcome to have fun.
In return, Sylvan Lake’s watershed stewards expect that water quality and the aquatic and terrestrial environments will be respected and protected. That’s what responsible boaters do.
The key lake-protection points are worth repeating.
DON’T DON’T DON’T DON’T:
- Degrade near-shore shallower areas designated as fish and waterfowl habitats.
- Spill fuel into the lake.
- Erode the shoreline with your powerboat bow wave or wake by careless operation close to shore.
- Annoy the rest of the watershed community with loud engine or sound system noise.
Be a responsible boater because others are watching you.
Keep your passengers safe.