Water Center Research on Virginia Coalfield Streams Highlighted in Environmental Monitor, 5/17/13
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Safe Boating Week is May 18-24, 2013
The 2013 National Safe Boating Week runs May 18-24. Before heading out on a boat or a dock, be sure you and your family are ready to stay safe.
Information from the National Safe Boating Council is available online at http://www.safeboatingcouncil.org/.
In Virginia, the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries manages boating-safety regulations and education; that agency has information online at http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/boating/. The Virginia Marine Police, part of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, is also in involved in enforcement of laws concerning safe boating; information about the Marine Police is available online at http://www.mrc.virginia.gov/MP/leoverview.shtm.
U.S. Coast Guard boating-safety information is available online at http://www.uscgboating.org/.
Virginia General Assembly 2013 Water-related Bill Inventory
The Water Center maintains inventories of water-related measures considered by the Virginia General Assembly in various years. Please click here for the most recent edition of the 2013 water-related legislation file.