Installed six additional poster window boxes at busy boat ramps to display water safety and water quality information.
Installed twelve “see-through” literature boxes at the busiest boat ramps to provide water safety and Invasive Species brochures. The new literature boxes provide a tighter seal to protect the brochures from rain damage.
Provided the DNR two additional specialized two-way portable radios for DNR Dock Enforcement Officers to provide water safety during emergencies.
Continued the Spirit of America (SOA) hands-on Youth Water Safety Education Program for twelve-year old students. Camp Foster YMCA will continue as the SOA program facilitator. in addition to the 2006 – 2007 Okoboji, Spirit Lake, and Harris-Lake Park schools; the Spencer and Estherville schools were added this year.
Continued the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) program utilizing DNR Water Patrol Officers at boat ramps to prevent Aquatic Invasive Species from entering the Iowa Great Lakes.
Organized and launched a volunteer AIS program to supplement the DNR Water Patrol Officers to educate boaters at the 12 major boat ramps.