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Water Safety

The Corps of Engineers is the largest provider of water based recreation activities in the nation. Water safety education is important part of the recreation mission of the Corps. Over 370 million visitors come to the 420 lake and river projects each year. We want every single visitor to arrive home safely. There are multiple ways to gain knowledge about water safety, you can arrange for a ranger led program or use water safety material that has been produced and available on the national level. Below are some of the nationally produced water safety materials. Click on the one(s) you would like to learn more about.

Please contact us at 217 774 3951 ext. 7047 or email for further information.

Bobber is a water safety mascot for the Corps of Engineers. He is a very active dog and has many opportunities to educate children how to be safe around water. We have water safety activity books available at the visitor center. There also are cartoons and activities available online at
Is an entertaining 21-minute film production developed to help pre-teen and teenage audiences understand the similarities between safely driving a car and a boat. Click here for a lesson plan.
For a free DVD copy of the video please call 217-774-3951 ext. 7047 or e-mail
Safe Passage is a series of activities connected to a water safety video. This program contains lesson plans, reproducible activity sheets, and interactive exercises in water safety, hydropower, and conservation. For a DVD copy of the video please call 217-774-3951 ext. 7047 or e-mail
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