Lake Gaston NC Lake Gaston VA
Promoting Safety on the Waters of Lake Gaston
 

Event Calendar

Membership Meeting

  • Wed. October 29, 2014
    VDGIF & NCWRC Speaking on Lake Gaston experiences in 2014

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2014 Safety Trailer Schedule

  • No More Scheduled for 2014 - stay tuned for 2015

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Latest News

New Board of Directors Elected

  • Elections for 2014 Board of Directors took place Oct. 30, 2013
  • Terms begin Nov. 1, 2013

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How Can You Help?

Your membership helps to support the many water safety activities carried on by the Lake Gaston Water Safety Council. Memberships are $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family. Businesses may join for $10.00. These annual dues help to support our Water Safety Trailer, the exchange program, and the Children's PFD (Life Jacket) loaner program along with many other activities in the lake area. If you would like more information on becoming a member please please feel free to Contact Us.

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Lake Gaston Water Safety Council (LGWSC)

Who We Are...

The Lake Gaston Water Safety Council (LGWSC), is a non-profit 501(c)(3), public service organization serving the boating public throughout the North Carolina and Virginia area surrounding Lake Gaston.

Our Concentrated Efforts

What We Do...

Operation of a mobile Safety Trailer which is both displayed and staffed at local locations and special events in the Lake Gaston area. Printed information regarding boating safety issues is disseminated via leaflets, flyers, brochures, maps, and in-house publications while the trailer staff offers verbal advice and information to local residents and visitors alike.

At nine locations on Lake Gaston, and with the thoughtful cooperation of the respective property managers, the LGWSC has put in-place a free "Children's PFD (Life Jacket) loaner program" providing the temporary loan of appropriately-sized life vests so that the young may safely enjoy Lake Gaston, too.

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The LGWSC actively promotes participation in Boating Safety Education courses. Links are provided by this site to the various course offerings of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, and the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries.

The monthly general membership meetings are built around presentations by knowledgeable speakers who give especially focused insights on boating developments and issues.

Some situations require special efforts as in the recent case of North Carolina and its (until 2009) lack of a major safe-boating education requirement. To promote the initiation and passage of such legislation, LGWSC representatives attended the legislative hearings in Raleigh, consulting with sponsoring lawmakers as well as providing input as area representatives at the hearings. This legislation was ultimately signed into law the 30th day of June, 2009.

Mission Statement

The Lake Gaston Water Safety Council is a non-profit 501(c)(3), public service organization formed to:

  • Promote safety in all water related programs and activities.
  • Promote a common meeting ground and forum for its members.
  • Coordinate public information/activities on water safety.
  • Provide demonstrations for civic and business meetings to promote recreational safety programs.
  • Distribute water safety information through all appropriate news media, road and waterside posters.
  • Provide free recreational safety kits to the public.
  • Maintain liaison with other water and safety related organizations.