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Keep Nevada’s Waters Clean from Invasive Species

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016

Keep Nevada’s Waters Clean from Invasive Species

In 2007 quagga mussels were first discovered in Lake Mead. These small, clam-like mollusks are a damaging and ugly invasive species that is spread from waterway to waterway most often by boats. The 2007 discovery kicked off a race by NDOW and other agencies to halt the spread of this noxious invasive, and even after more than 6 years, no more waterways have been infected. This week, Edwin sits...

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Operation Dry Water

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016

Operation Dry Water

Boating under the influence, or “drunken boating,” is just as serious as driving a car impaired. The penalties are the same, but more importantly the dangers are just as serious for boaters who slide behind the wheel after a few too many. Last weekend was the national Operation Dry Water campaign, an annual, national effort to get drunk boaters off the water. This week on Nevada Wild...

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Lake Tahoe and Cold Water Shock

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016

Lake Tahoe and Cold Water Shock

The water at Lake Tahoe stays very cold all year around, but many boaters, paddlers and swimmers are unaware of the dangers of suddenly falling into cold water, creating a condition called “cold water shock”. Cold water is responsible for too many fatal accidents. People who find themselves suddenly in cold water often lose the ability to swim and can drown very suddenly. This week...

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National Safe Boating Week

Posted by on May 20, 2016

National Safe Boating Week

Memorial Day weekend is the traditional kickoff to boating season. The week before, May 21-27 is National Safe Boating Week. This is when local, state and Federal agencies and organizations team up to promote the importance of boating education, sober boating and especially life jacket wear. This week Edwin and Teresa sit down with Fred Messmann, deputy director of the National Safe Boating...

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Paddle Boarding is a Fast Growing Sport – Is it Right for You?

Posted by on May 6, 2016

Paddle Boarding is a Fast Growing Sport – Is it Right for You?

With continuing rain showers and a solid winter fueling the Truckee River and other waters, it’s more important than ever to talk about the safety of paddlers. Edwin sits down with Reno paddler Charles Albright, who talks at length about paddling safety on rivers and lakes, how and where to get started in the sport and more. They also cover the explosive growth of paddling across the state....

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National Spring Aboard Week and Boating Safety in Nevada

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016

National Spring Aboard Week and Boating Safety in Nevada

Although boating season is still a few weeks away in many parts of Nevada, it’s the perfect time to take a boating education course to make sure you are prepared for summer. This week Teresa interviews NDOW’s boating education team, Edwin Lyngar and Nick Duhe, covering the national Spring Aboard campaign, a nationwide push to get boaters into a boating safety class that runs April 17th through...

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