Dogs alert for Danger

Sunday Stills: Is #Danger Closer Than You Think?

Dogs appear to be guarding me on the water. What could be dangerous about a sublime day paddling on the river? Don’t get me started. As the former aquatics director for a public parks and recreation organization, it continues to be my duty to remind people to be safe in the water. This week’s Sunday …

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Middle School kids sporting their life jackets walk toward the river.

Danger Averted, Too!

While out on a bike ride this morning on the American River Biketrail, I caught a group of middle-schoolers sporting their life-jackets. Seeing this made me very happy as they began their walk toward the water. Bonus points for the bicyclist sitting with his bandaged knee, who apparently experienced a little Danger! of this own! He …

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free life-jackets provided! Please use one!

Danger Averted?

If you have known me very long, you might remember that I was the Aquatics Director for a parks and rec in my former day job. I lived and breathed water safety and still staunchly promote the benefits of being safe in and around the water. Although people play in the water with the best …

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Five Tips for Water Safety: May is National Water Safety Month

The American River Parkway Foundation sponsors the Kids Don't Float Campaign on the Sacramento County waterways. See this previous post. Last year, in August 2014, a young man in our windsurf association club initiated this project on Sherman Island as part of his Eagle Scout project. Raising the funds to put this sign up and offer free use …

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