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A dynamic, thought-provoking introduction and overview of inflatable pontoon boat navigation, peripheral equipment, and safety that will not only cover the basics of inflatable pontoon use but will also open your eyes to circumstances you may never have considered that might challenge you at some point.

Learn the details of inflatable pontoon boat operation, navigating rivers, and recreating on lakes in a classroom environment that encourages question and answer interaction. Discussion comes alive with rare interior videos underlying the beauty, hazards and power of rivers.

Float Smart Workshop Seminars

Kalispell, Montana

Lone Pine State Park (Visitor Center)

300 Lone Pine RD.

Kalispell, MT 59901

Date:April 5, 2014 


Time:11:00AM - 12:00PM

Contact: 406-755-2706

Amy Grout - Park Manager

Visit: Lone Pine State Park

Nearest Montana River: Flathead River

2014 Seminar schedule

Boating education events offered free to the public. Contact the Montana State Park Manager's or Montana Boat Education Coordinator for details.

Whitehall, Montana

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park (New Visitor Center)

25 Lewis & Clark Caverns Rd.

Whitehall, MT 59759

Date:May 23, 2014


Time:8:00PM - 9:00PM

Contact: 406-287-3541

Lynette Kemp -

Park Manager

Rhea K. Armstrong -

Assistant Manager

Visit: Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

Nearest Montana River: Jefferson River

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"We had a lot of people who had these crafts, but didn't really have any experience with them and knowledge of them," explained Lone Pine State Park manager Amy Grout. "The pilot program went so well, that we decided to bring it across Montana, because we do have water all over Montana," she told us."These (boats) are being used across the nation so it's a great way to get the word out and save lives. That's what this is all about," Grout added. - KPAX News, Missoula, Montana

"That was the emphasis of the course to provide those 'how to's,' like what to bring--safety equipment, a whistle which is a valuable thing to save someone's life. You may never use it but it's that one time you need to use it that's important," beginning boater Lelend "Wally" Walbruch said. - KAJ18 News, Kalispell, Montana

"I very much enjoyed as well as learned from this class." - J KickBusch, Coram, Montana


Helena, Montana

Montana Wild - FWP - Visitor Center

2668 Broadwater avenue

Helena, MT 59602

Date: May 1, 2014


Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30PM

Contact: 406-444-9944

Liz Lodman - Montana Boat

Education Coordinator

Nearest Montana River: Missouri River

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