Looking forward to watching the music at Aquapalooza while floating in the water with a cool beverage next weekend? Or perhaps you are excited about cruising along in your classic boat on August 4th. However you enjoy the lakes this summer these tips should make your adventure healthier and safer – for you and the lakes!
Protect yourself from the Sun!
Some sunscreens are better than others. Search for your favorite brand at the Environmental Working Group Sunscreen database to make sure its safe and effective. Hats, sunglasses and shade are always a great way to prevent a burn.
Be a Green Boater!
Being a green boater means learning how to enjoy your hobby without damaging the water in which you do it. Read more at Greenboatblog.com and find lots of tips like:
- Pour gasoline carefully and store it securely in a cool dry place.
- Don’t let anything fall into the water unintentionally. Make sure you recycle beverage containers, and dispose of all refuse carefully after boating.
- Limit engine idling as much as possible.
Save a Musician – Hold the Wake!
Musicians, staff, volunteers and other music lovers will all be gathered together near the floating stage at Aquapaloooza – they need you to keep things safe by limiting your wake.
Prevent Plants from Hitch-Hiking!
Learn how you can prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species on your boat and/or trailer to save our lake’s natural resources and recreation. Also, find out how you can get involved by volunteering for The Clean Boats, Clean Waters Program. Read more at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/invasives/prevention.html