Water Safety Archive

  • By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District “I’m hoping you’re going to push me in.” said Ashley Massey. She got her wish a minute later as KGW-TV reporter Drew Carney pushed her into the cold Willamette River in Portland, Oregon during his live Facebook […]

    Dramatic plunge helps Corps focus viewers on water safety

    By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District “I’m hoping you’re going to push me in.” said Ashley Massey. She got her wish a minute later as KGW-TV reporter Drew Carney pushed her into the cold Willamette River in Portland, Oregon during his live Facebook […]

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  • Take control of your trusty safety cannon and prepare to launch safety gear to unprepared boaters in Lake Guard, a new game app created as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s latest water safety campaign − Life Jackets Worn … Nobody Mourns. The free app, available from the […]

    Test your speed, reflexes and boating knowledge through the Corps new Lake Guard game App

    Take control of your trusty safety cannon and prepare to launch safety gear to unprepared boaters in Lake Guard, a new game app created as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s latest water safety campaign − Life Jackets Worn … Nobody Mourns. The free app, available from the […]

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  •   Commentary and photos by Christie Johnson, Willamette Valley Project “In baseball, hitting a grand slam guarantees that everyone on base reaches home plate safely. When you’re boating, you can make sure everyone gets home safely by having everyone in your boat wear a life jacket.  This is a friendly […]

    Water safety campaign targets sports fans

      Commentary and photos by Christie Johnson, Willamette Valley Project “In baseball, hitting a grand slam guarantees that everyone on base reaches home plate safely. When you’re boating, you can make sure everyone gets home safely by having everyone in your boat wear a life jacket.  This is a friendly […]

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  • Wear your life jacket!  If you don’t have one – Borrow One!  By Melissa Rinehart, Natural Resource Management Section The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosts 370 million visitors annually at its more than 400 lake and river projects. Last year, Portland District recorded 9.8 million of those at its own […]

    Don’t become a statistic

    Wear your life jacket!  If you don’t have one – Borrow One!  By Melissa Rinehart, Natural Resource Management Section The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosts 370 million visitors annually at its more than 400 lake and river projects. Last year, Portland District recorded 9.8 million of those at its own […]

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  •   Many Portland District employees operate small boats during the course of their jobs — some may use them during dives and inspections, or while patrolling, performing maintenance, during survey operations or environmental work. Employees need to be trained to ensure not only their safety while on the water, but […]

    Keeping Corps employees safe on the water

      Many Portland District employees operate small boats during the course of their jobs — some may use them during dives and inspections, or while patrolling, performing maintenance, during survey operations or environmental work. Employees need to be trained to ensure not only their safety while on the water, but […]

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  • This summer the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, is promoting life jacket use with WEAR IT to Win It, a photo contest campaign on Facebook and Twitter. Between now and Labor Day weekend, the Corps is offering prizes to those who submit photos of themselves or their friends and […]

    Shutterbugs! Enter your photos in #WEARIT to Win It!

    This summer the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, is promoting life jacket use with WEAR IT to Win It, a photo contest campaign on Facebook and Twitter. Between now and Labor Day weekend, the Corps is offering prizes to those who submit photos of themselves or their friends and […]

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  • While enjoying the summer at Corps recreation sites all around the region everyone is reminded to use extra caution while in or around the water.    Be sure everyone in your group follows these water safety tips to ensure a safer recreation experience: Wear your life jacket: Each year about 4,000 […]

    Five ways to stay alive this summer

    While enjoying the summer at Corps recreation sites all around the region everyone is reminded to use extra caution while in or around the water.    Be sure everyone in your group follows these water safety tips to ensure a safer recreation experience: Wear your life jacket: Each year about 4,000 […]

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  •   About 30 boaters and recreationalists attempted to help set a world record May 16 during the 6th annual “Ready, Set, Wear It!” event for Lifejacket World Record Day. The goal was to promote some comfortable and versatile options when it comes to life jackets and educate the public about […]

    Major Tom ushers National Safe Boating Week on Columbia River

      About 30 boaters and recreationalists attempted to help set a world record May 16 during the 6th annual “Ready, Set, Wear It!” event for Lifejacket World Record Day. The goal was to promote some comfortable and versatile options when it comes to life jackets and educate the public about […]

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  • A commentary by Amber Tilton, The Dalles Lock and Dam Successful water safety outreach has to start with engaging the audience. With increasing emphasis on water safety in the past several years, I wanted to do something different, something dynamic. So in September 2010, I began a water safety poster […]

    Water safety in the classroom and on the road

    A commentary by Amber Tilton, The Dalles Lock and Dam Successful water safety outreach has to start with engaging the audience. With increasing emphasis on water safety in the past several years, I wanted to do something different, something dynamic. So in September 2010, I began a water safety poster […]

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  •   By Amber Tilton, The Dalles Lock and Dam and Melissa Rinehart, Natural Resources Management Office Portland District’s Student Conservation Association summer intern, Avery Kool, worked diligently during the summer of 2013 to promote water safety … and even though she is no longer working for the Columbia River projects […]

    Water safety never goes out of style!

      By Amber Tilton, The Dalles Lock and Dam and Melissa Rinehart, Natural Resources Management Office Portland District’s Student Conservation Association summer intern, Avery Kool, worked diligently during the summer of 2013 to promote water safety … and even though she is no longer working for the Columbia River projects […]

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