KCFP, Coast Guard Host Boating Safety Course May 9 at Brewster Creek
This beginner boating course will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. The course is on Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Barbara Belding Lodge at Brewster Creek Forest Preserve.
Topics include: introduction to boating; law; safety equipment; safe boating; navigation; boating problems; trailering; storing and protecting your boat; and hunting, fishing, water-skiing and river boating.
Course cost is $35 before May 6; after May 6, registration goes up to $65. Participants can register by going to http://flotilla41-07.org/boating-education-classes.htm.
Brewster Creek Forest Preserve is located at 6N921 Illinois Route 25, St. Charles.
For more information, call 630-444-1168 or visit www.kaneforest.com.
About Brewster Creek
The heavily wooded site sits along Brewster Creek at its north and east borders and is an important part of the Brewster Creek greenway. Prior to the District’s acquisition, the YWCA had partnered with the Kane County Division of Environmental Management to carry out and monitor a dam-removal project. This project provided a unique opportunity to address a safety issue, improve the natural ecology, enhance educational programs and successfully develop a model for other dam removal and stream channel restoration projects across Illinois. This site is also an important part of the Brewster Creek greenway and connection to the Stearns Road Corridor.
The Barbara Belding Lodge on the site underwent an extensive renovation in 2009, and is now available for meetings and special events.
With multiple meeting rooms, seating for 100+ on the main level, a catering kitchen, outdoor deck, and a beautiful forest preserve setting, the Belding Lodge at Brewster Creek is the perfect place for your special event.
Call (630) 444-3064 to inquire about renting the Belding Lodge at Brewster Creek.