Donald Hiller, a Wisconsin Department of Natural Re­sources-certified boating safe­­ty instructor, invites all individuals interested in recreational boating to enroll in a Wisconsin Boating Safety course.

The course will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, June 18-19, from 8 a.m. to noon at the community center in St. Germain.

Classes will cover boating safety topics such as rules of the road, equipment requirements, rules and regulations, ethics, responsibility and basic navigation.

This course is sponsored by the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce.

Anyone is welcome to attend the course, but a student must be at least 10 years of age to receive a certificate. There is no maximum age, and parents and adults are also encouraged to enroll and participate.

Those who successfully complete the course will receive a boating safety graduate certificate and a distinctive embroidered emblem. Young students certified will be able to operate a motorboat without a parent or guardian present at age 12 instead of age 16. This course is required for anyone between the ages of 12 and 16 who wishes to operate a personal watercraft.

“Boating can be fun when done properly,” said Hiller. “We need better-educated boaters to protect the positive image of boating with the increased demands on our waterways.”

Students with special needs must contact the in­structor at least two weeks in advance of the course to request special accommodations.

The course fee is $10 and covers all necessary materials. Advance registration is requested. 

To register or for more details, contact Hiller at 6422 Snipe Lake Road or (715) 477-2118.