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DPNR To Host Free Safe Boating Expo In Gallows Bay This Saturday

CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said it is inviting the public to participate in a free safe boating exposition this weekend.

DPNR’s Division of Environmental Enforcement (DEE) will be hosting a Safe Boating Expo at the Gallows Bay fisherman’s boat ramp on St. Croix from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, DPNR Commissioner designee Jean-Pierre Oriol said.

This event will allow the St. Croix community the opportunity to engage with DPNR environmental enforcement officers, who have sworn to serve and protect our Virgin Islands on both land and sea, according to Oriol.

The Division of Environmental Enforcement, Virgin Islands Police Department, and the U.S. Coast Guard will all have their vessels on showcase to the public; there will be live demonstrations from the Virgin Islands Fire Service and St. Croix Rescue. The boating community can also sign up for free vessel safety checks, and more. 

There will be plenty of fun for the whole family, with interactive exhibits, boat rides and fishing clinics throughout the day for kids and adults who want to learn to boat and fish safely. 

Music will be provided by DJ Cuchi.

For more information on this upcoming event, contact Juan M. Cruz, Territorial Boating Safety Education Coordinator, at (340) 773-5774 on St. Croix, and for updates on this event you can find them on the Virgin Islands Division of Environmental Enforcement -DPNR Facebook page.

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