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Free Boat Safety Inspections - 04/14/16
It's that time of year again when local rivers and lakes will soon be booming with sport and recreational boats. The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office would like to extend an invitation to all boat and personal watercraft owners to come out to the Willow Grove Boat launch or the Kalama Marina on Saturday June 4th, between the hours of 10AM and 2PM for your free marine vessel safety inspection.

Each vessel that passes inspection will receive their 2016 Marine Safety Decal. Additional boating information will also be available.

For additional information contact Deputy Jordan Spencer at the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office at 360-577-3092.
free boating education class - 04/05/16
The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office will be hosting the last Adventures in Boating certification course until Fall. Classes are open to any individual who needs to obtain a Washington State Boaters Education Card. The next available class will be held on Saturday, June 4th. The class will run from 8am-3:30pm at the Cowlitz County Search and Rescue Building, 1800 Western Lane in Kelso. Cost for the class is FREE.

To register contact Deputy Jordan Spencer via email at . This one day class will certify you to operate a vessel in the state of Washington. Registrations fill up fast.

Reminder: All vessel operators age 59 and younger must have a Washington Boaters Education Card to operate a vessel in Washington State. For additional information and resources, check out