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Two Life Jacket Loaner Stations Open by Truckee River

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The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), the City of Reno, Truckee River Foundation and One Truckee River Initiative opened two life jacket loaner stations to offer loaner life jackets to boaters, anglers and swimmers who use the Truckee River.

There are two loaner stations with one at West Wingfield Park and the other at Crissie Caughlin Park.

 “Life jackets are required on all boats, including rubber rafts, kayaks and other paddle craft used on the Truckee River,” said Tyler Turnipseed, Chief Game Warden at NDOW. “We think that by providing loaner life jackets we can improve water and boating safety on a very popular waterway in Reno.”

Boating safety funds from NDOW and a grant from the One Truckee River Initiative funded the stations and the City of Reno Parks Department installed the stations and will continue to maintain them.

Officials say that with water levels finally receding, they expect people to head to the river so life jackets and water safety is more important than ever.

“River safety is one of our primary concerns; so we are excited to partner with NDOW and the City of Reno on the first “loaner” life jacket stations for the Truckee River. We thank all involved for the funding provided by the Truckee River fund,” said Lynda S. Nelson Natural Resource Specialist at the Nevada Land Trust. The One Truckee River Initiative is a collaboration of public and private partners working together to promote and protect the Truckee River. 

NDOW says boaters are required to carry life jackets for every person on board, including rafts and kayaks and children under the age of 13 are required to wear life jackets at all times while on a boat.

Even if on tubes or inflatable pool toys, NDOW says life jackets are important for staying safe, especially in moving water, like the Truckee River.

“This is an important partnership, and we're very appreciative of this collaborative commitment to public safety," Reno Fire Chief Dave Cochran said. "Although river levels have decreased substantially in the last few weeks, it's important for the public to know that conditions can change rapidly in northern Nevada. Always wear a life jacket; there are no exceptions.”

For more information, NDOW will host a podcast on river safety on August 4 at www.nevadawild.org.

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