In 2022, the Lake Gaston Water Safety Council . . .
Received funds from Dominion Energy, Virginia Beach Utilities, and Members, as well as partnered with USCG Auxiliary, 911 TaskForce, area VFDs, and VA & NC Wildlife to provide safety awareness around Lake Gaston.
We provided over 50 Lawn signs that are posted at ramps, businesses, along roadsides and at HOAs.
Funded the Life Jackets Loaner Program and worked with 7 area marinas/campgrounds to have jackets available to the public.
Updated brochures and promoted our new web address, lkgwsc.org.
We stuffed 1,000 Brochures Packets (with safety literature and maps, along with 911 Taskforce information), then distributed to participating realtors, businesses, and marina partners.
Held 8 Membership Meetings with 7 programs presenting local, state, and federal safety laws and updated changes.
The LGWSC Safety trailer was set-up for:
Seven weeks at John 3:16 (C.A.R.E.) Childrens Summer camp to assist USCG Aux. with presentations, reaching over 130 campers and 8 counselors.
Staffed at 6 locations where we met over 400 people and distributed brochures, maps, wristbands and whistles.
The Get Home Safely Program provided Fire Extinguishers and Throwables to USCG. This program keeps Coast Guard from having to escort boats to their dock and builds fellowship in the community.
Allocated funds to assist USCG Aux to acquire a Viper radio so they can directly communicate with law enforcement, EMS, and Fire.