TCC knows how vital the river system is in connecting our rural communities together. As we navigate the interior waters it is important to be respectful of our rivers and practice safe boating.
Below you will find some resources to share regarding boating safety!
Our Boating Safety Tips
Wear A Life Jacket
Always wear a properly fitted life jacket when on deck or in an open boat.
Balance Your Boat
Be sure to balance the gear in your boat and don’t overload it. You may capsize.
Tell people where you are going and when you plan to return.
Always check local weather conditions before departure. If there is bad weather ahead, it might be best to stay off the rivers.
Prepare for Anything
Carry a first aid kit, a survival kit, and be prepared for an overnight stay if things don’t go as planned.
File a Float Plan
If you plan to go on the river for a few hours, it’s always a smart idea to let people know where you are going and when you plan to come back. However, if you plan do be gone for an extended period of time, you should make a float plan and leave a copy with family and friends. A float plan includes a description of your boat, who is on board, a description of the safety equipment you are carrying, where you expect to be, and when you expect to be there.
Visit the State of Alaska website to learn more and download a Float Plan: http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/boating/index
Pledge to Live
You can encourage safe boating by making the pledge to always wear a life jacket when in an open boat. Then share on your Facebook page to spread the word.