Memo­rial Day Week­end Kicks Off Safety Pro­gram

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The Kids Don’t Float Pro­gram, which pro­vides life pre­servers for bor­rowed use to vis­i­tors en­joy­ing the Mokelumne River, will be­gin its sum­mer sea­son in time for the Memo­rial Day hol­i­day week­end on Satur­day, May 26. This is the ninth year for Kids Don’t Float, which was con­ceived as a re­sult of a tragic drown­ing on the river in April 2009.

San Joaquin County Or­di­nance 2-8010 (b) states that chil­dren un­der 13 years of age must wear a life pre­server. While the pro­gram is pri­mar­ily in­tended for chil­dren, adult-size life pre­servers are also avail­able for loaned use on the Mokelumne River be­tween Mokelumne River Day Use Park and Still­man Magee Re­gional Park, 23801 N. Mackville Road, Clements. The life pre­servers can be picked up and re­turned at both parks and at the Clements Fire Sta­tion, 18901 E. High­way 88, Clements.

Do­na­tions of new or gen­tly-used life pre­servers are gladly wel­comed and can be ac­cepted at the Clements Fire Sta­tion. A brochure on the pro­gram can be found on the San Joaquin County Parks and Re­cre­ation web­site, www. sj­

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