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    This webinar discusses how the recently-published Guide for Multiple Use Waterway Management (Third Edition) can help the vast diversity of expectations and desired outcomes facing professionals who manage waterways today!

    What do we mean by “Shared Waterways” or “Waterways Management?” These terms have diverse definitions depending on the situation and user. Today’s Waterway Manager may not have that title on a business card. Instead, this role may be a local trustee, a state boating law administrator, a site manager for the federal government, or a regional watershed planning association. Waterway managers face pressure from a wide range of stakeholders, each sharing a unique perspective on how best to protect, utilize, or share the water resource. Options may range from expanding access to drive revenue and business interests to limiting access based on analysis of physical and social carrying capacities. This session will discuss how the recently-published Guide for Multiple Use Waterway Management (Third Edition)can help the vast diversity of expectations and desired outcomes facing managers today!

    Risa Shimoda

    Executive Director

    River Management Society

    Risa Shimoda supports the RMS program staff and board with a background in design engineering, consumer products marketing and non-profit leadership.   She received a BS in Engineering / Product Design from Stanford University and trained as a consumer products marketer at Procter & Gamble, M&M/Mars and Coca-Cola USA before directing marketing, sales and product development for kayaks and paddlesports accessories at Perception, the world’s largest kayak manufacturer. As Executive Director of American Whitewater (AW), she and her team represented river users in the relicensing of hydropower projects and pursued the right of public access on precedent-setting cases. She pioneered corporate support for AW and developed its first event-based business model for the largest river-based annual fundraising event in the United States. An avid whitewater paddler, Risa co-founded the Outdoor Alliance and has served on the boards of the Conservation Alliance, North American Paddlesports Association, American Whitewater and Nantahala Outdoor Center. 

    Pam Dillon

    Project Specialist

    NASBLA

    Pamela Dillon serves as project specialist for the National Boating Education Standards Panel (ESP). In this role, she works to fully articulate NASBLA’s national role in standards development and conformity assessment. Previously, Dillon served as BLA, retiring in 2011 as chief of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft. During a five-year break in service from the state of Ohio, Dillon served as executive director of the American Canoe Association (2002-2007), working to develop strategic alliances with boating, outdoor recreation, and paddlesport education and conservation programs across the U.S. and Canada. Dillon served two terms as a public member of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council. In 2014 Dillon earned her credential as a Certified Association Executive (CAE) from ASAE.

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    These webinars focus on these standards: Core, Plus Power, Plus Human-Propelled, Plus Sailing, along with vessel-type Technical Reports. In addition, information is presented on future use of the Core and Plus Power Standard for NASBLA course approval.

    NASBLA is pleased to announce the publication of the following American National Standards (effective June 1, 2022):
     
    ANSI/NASBLA 100-2022: Basic Boating Knowledge – Core  
    ANSI/NASBLA 101-2022: Basic Boating Knowledge – Plus Human-Propelled  
    ANSI/NASBLA 102-2022: Basic Boating Knowledge – Plus Sailing
    ANSI/NASBLA 103-2022: Basic Boating Knowledge – Plus Power  
    ANSI/NASBLA 103.1-2022: Supplement - Basic Boating Knowledge – Plus Water-Jet Propelled  
     
    These standards implement the “Core-Plus” format, ensuring each discipline (Human-Propelled, Sail, and Power) utilize uniform Core content.   All available documents are posted for FREE download at: https://www.nasbla.org/education/national-ed-standards.
     
    To assist in understanding and using the updated standards, NASBLA hosted two free national webinars:

    April 19 – National Webinar #1 – All standards were introduced.  The webinar focuses on the Core and Plus Power Standards, including the Water-Jet Propelled Supplement, and it introduces the DRAFT Core Plus Power Technical Report. In addition, information is presented on future use of the Core and Plus Power Standard for NASBLA course approval.

    April 28 – National Webinar #2 - All standards were introduced. This webinar focuses on the Human-Propelled, and Sailing standards, including the Draft Core Plus Human-Propelled Technical Report, and the Draft Core Plus Sailing Technical Report.

    Questions?  Contact Pamela Dillon at pam@nasbla.org
     

    Pam Dillon

    Project Specialist

    NASBLA

    Pamela Dillon serves as project specialist for the National Boating Education Standards Panel (ESP). In this role, she works to fully articulate NASBLA’s national role in standards development and conformity assessment. Previously, Dillon served as BLA, retiring in 2011 as chief of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft. During a five-year break in service from the state of Ohio, Dillon served as executive director of the American Canoe Association (2002-2007), working to develop strategic alliances with boating, outdoor recreation, and paddlesport education and conservation programs across the U.S. and Canada. Dillon served two terms as a public member of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council. In 2014 Dillon earned her credential as a Certified Association Executive (CAE) from ASAE.

    Mark Chanski

    Education Director, NASBLA

    NASBLA

    Mark joined NASBLA’s team of professionals as the Deputy Education Director in June of 2019 and assumed the director's position in January 2020. Prior to joining NASBLA, Mark worked for the State of Connecticut’s Boating Division for more than twelve years. While there, he initiated a number of innovative programs that focused on delivering the Division’s Safe and Clean Boating messages to the public. Mark was the lead coordinator for the Boating Division’s on-the-water outreach MV Prudence campaign, BOATS (Because Our Acquaintances Think Safety) Program, life jacket rebate program, paddlecraft education, and outreach campaigns and the administrator of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s first social media campaign, Facebook page, Boating in Connecticut.

    Mark has extensive commercial and recreational maritime experience. He holds credentials, licenses, and certificates from the U.S. Coast Guard, American Canoe Association, Connecticut DEEP, National Association of State Law Administrators, National Safe Boating Council, and US Sailing. Mark has received numerous awards from state and national organizations for his efforts and achievements in the boating education field.

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    Learn about the Grant Budget Tools -- essential for developing and managing your state RBS grant. (Run time: 24:16)

    Learn about the Grant Budget Tools -- essential for developing and managing your state RBS grant. 

    Gary Jensen

    Grants Management Specialist, Grants Management Branch, USCG Boating Safety Division

    U.S. Coast Guard

    Gary Jensen has served as a Grant Management Specialist in the Coast Guard’s Boating Safety Division since October of 2007. Prior to beginning his second career in federal civil service, Jensen spent nearly 27 years on active duty in the Coast Guard. He retired from active duty in 2005 as a Master Chief Boatswain’s Mate.

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    During this session, the speakers will describe fundamental policy changes, how to submit comments, the following steps, and answer questions.

    Upholding the integrity of a NASBLA approved boating course, and student assessment is essential to maintaining the quality of and mutual state acceptance of the boating education system established and adopted by most states and territories in the United States.
                    
    Effective since January 1, 2016, the National Boating Education Standard - ANSI/NASBLA 103-2016: Basic Boating Knowledge-Power is undergoing its scheduled ANSI required review. The anticipated changes to this standard will necessitate that NASBLA updates its Policy for Basic Boating Education Course Approval.
     
    The current Policy and Procedure for Basic Boating Education Course Approval has been in use since adopted in September 2016. The Education Committee Leadership has drafted revisions to the existing documents and seeks comments from all boating education stakeholders. 
     
    During this session, Stacey Brown, Education Committee Chair, and Mark Chanski, NASBLA Education Director, will describe fundamental policy changes, how to submit comments, the following steps, and answer questions.

    Mark Chanski

    Education Director, NASBLA

    NASBLA

    Mark joined NASBLA’s team of professionals as the Deputy Education Director in June of 2019 and assumed the director's position in January 2020. Prior to joining NASBLA, Mark worked for the State of Connecticut’s Boating Division for more than twelve years. While there, he initiated a number of innovative programs that focused on delivering the Division’s Safe and Clean Boating messages to the public. Mark was the lead coordinator for the Boating Division’s on-the-water outreach MV Prudence campaign, BOATS (Because Our Acquaintances Think Safety) Program, life jacket rebate program, paddlecraft education, and outreach campaigns and the administrator of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s first social media campaign, Facebook page, Boating in Connecticut.

    Mark has extensive commercial and recreational maritime experience. He holds credentials, licenses, and certificates from the U.S. Coast Guard, American Canoe Association, Connecticut DEEP, National Association of State Law Administrators, National Safe Boating Council, and US Sailing. Mark has received numerous awards from state and national organizations for his efforts and achievements in the boating education field.

    Stacey Brown

    Recreational Boating Safety Manager, Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources

    Stacey Brown has worked for the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources as the Boating Safety Manager for thirteen years.  Her primary functions are to manager the implementation of the mandatory boating education requirement, compile boat incident reports, and serve the primary cheerleader for boating safety outreach throughout the Commonwealth.

    She was born and raised in Virginia and currently lives in Hanover, Virginia with her husband and two young men.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia and a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She enjoys gardening (planning and planting, not weeding), biking, reading mysteries and thrillers, and spending time on the water and in the water at Smith Mountain Lake.

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    Information on the challenges facing the Marine Transportation System and an overview of Coast Guard authorities related shared waterways.

    This session will provide information on the challenges facing the Marine Transportation System and an overview of Coast Guard authorities related shared waterways. We will also have a discussion on sources of information related to navigation information and improving stakeholder engagement. 

    Laura Springer

    Chief of Waterways Management Division One (WWM-1)

    U.S. Coast Guard

    CDR Laura Springer is the Chief of the Waterways Management Division One (WWM-1) at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC. In this capacity she is responsible for promoting safe and efficient waterways. Her prior tours include operational assignments as a waterways manager, marine inspector, casualty investigator, and operational planner.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Learn about the Grant Form and Budget tools -- essential for developing and managing your state RBS grant. (Run time: 42:47)

    Learn about the Grant Form and Budget tools -- essential for developing and managing your state RBS grant. 

    Gary Jensen

    Grants Management Specialist, Grants Management Branch, USCG Boating Safety Division

    U.S. Coast Guard

    Gary Jensen has served as a Grant Management Specialist in the Coast Guard’s Boating Safety Division since October of 2007. Prior to beginning his second career in federal civil service, Jensen spent nearly 27 years on active duty in the Coast Guard. He retired from active duty in 2005 as a Master Chief Boatswain’s Mate.

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    Learn about state assigned hull identification numbers (HIN) and best practices for issuing them.

    Learn about state assigned hull identification numbers (HIN) and best practices for issuing them.

    Vann Burgess

    USCG RBS Specialist

    U.S. Coast Guard (CG-522), Office of Auxiliary & Boating Safety

    Vann Burgess retired from the United States Coast Guard in February of 2000 after serving more than 21 years on active duty. During his career, Burgess’s primary fields were Law Enforcement and Search and Rescue. His last tour of duty was as the coordinator and lead instructor for the Marine Patrol Officer’s Course and a regulatory subject matter expert for the Boarding Officer’s Course at the Coast Guard’s Maritime Law Enforcement School, Yorktown, Virginia.

     In July 2000, Burgess came to the U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Division, Coast Guard Headquarters, where he now serves as the Coast Guard’s Senior Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) Specialist. In his current position, Burgess oversees the programmatic operation of the State RBS Grant Program, provided under the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund and administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. This grant program provides funding to all U.S. states and territories for the purposes of vessel numbering, RBS law enforcement, RBS education, search and rescue and boating accident investigation and reporting. Burgess also serves as the programmatic lead for the Vessel Identification System (VIS), a national database for state numbered and Coast Guard documented vessels for the purposes of law enforcement and security.

     Vann Burgess is the Coast Guard’s Boating Safety liaison to the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and serves on the Boat Accident and Training (BOAT) Program Advisory Board.

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    Learn about leveraging your state dollars to meet your match in the RBS state grant program. (Run time: 35:05)

    Learn about leveraging your state dollars to meet your match in the RBS state grant program.

    Vann Burgess

    USCG RBS Specialist

    U.S. Coast Guard (CG-522), Office of Auxiliary & Boating Safety

    Vann Burgess retired from the United States Coast Guard in February of 2000 after serving more than 21 years on active duty. During his career, Burgess’s primary fields were Law Enforcement and Search and Rescue. His last tour of duty was as the coordinator and lead instructor for the Marine Patrol Officer’s Course and a regulatory subject matter expert for the Boarding Officer’s Course at the Coast Guard’s Maritime Law Enforcement School, Yorktown, Virginia.

     In July 2000, Burgess came to the U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Division, Coast Guard Headquarters, where he now serves as the Coast Guard’s Senior Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) Specialist. In his current position, Burgess oversees the programmatic operation of the State RBS Grant Program, provided under the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund and administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. This grant program provides funding to all U.S. states and territories for the purposes of vessel numbering, RBS law enforcement, RBS education, search and rescue and boating accident investigation and reporting. Burgess also serves as the programmatic lead for the Vessel Identification System (VIS), a national database for state numbered and Coast Guard documented vessels for the purposes of law enforcement and security.

     Vann Burgess is the Coast Guard’s Boating Safety liaison to the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and serves on the Boat Accident and Training (BOAT) Program Advisory Board.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Learn about leveraging your state dollars to meet your match in the RBS state grant program. (Run time: 27:50)

    Learn about leveraging your state dollars to meet your match in the RBS state grant program.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Learn what the Coast Guard is really looking for in your state grant program narrative. (Run time: 37:22)

    Learn what the Coast Guard is really looking for in your state grant program narrative.

    Vann Burgess

    USCG RBS Specialist

    U.S. Coast Guard (CG-522), Office of Auxiliary & Boating Safety

    Vann Burgess retired from the United States Coast Guard in February of 2000 after serving more than 21 years on active duty. During his career, Burgess’s primary fields were Law Enforcement and Search and Rescue. His last tour of duty was as the coordinator and lead instructor for the Marine Patrol Officer’s Course and a regulatory subject matter expert for the Boarding Officer’s Course at the Coast Guard’s Maritime Law Enforcement School, Yorktown, Virginia.

     In July 2000, Burgess came to the U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Division, Coast Guard Headquarters, where he now serves as the Coast Guard’s Senior Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) Specialist. In his current position, Burgess oversees the programmatic operation of the State RBS Grant Program, provided under the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund and administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. This grant program provides funding to all U.S. states and territories for the purposes of vessel numbering, RBS law enforcement, RBS education, search and rescue and boating accident investigation and reporting. Burgess also serves as the programmatic lead for the Vessel Identification System (VIS), a national database for state numbered and Coast Guard documented vessels for the purposes of law enforcement and security.

     Vann Burgess is the Coast Guard’s Boating Safety liaison to the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and serves on the Boat Accident and Training (BOAT) Program Advisory Board.