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Carter Lake Junior Open Regatta is a training regatta for youth 18 years and under to experience beginning racing with on the water coaching to help maximize the experience and learning. We are inviting youth from other Front Range lakes and hope to showcase the beautiful lake we have at Carter. We teach the youth to be respectful of rangers and the county, the environment, other boaters, and each other. We have volunteer instructors/coaches who are trained in CPR and first aide. First aide kits are kept in the CLSC clubhouse and also on the dock. We have VHF radios at the clubhouse, on the dock, and in each safety boat to communicate with the Carter Lake Marina or emergency personnel if the need arises. We expect to have minimal impact on the natural environment, as most of our activity will occur out on the lake in small boats. We are a small group that will not cause noise or parking issues for others who use the park. We do not require any county staff for monitoring or follow up maintenance or clean up. The bathrooms in the park are more than adequate for our needs. The only possibility of needing County resources is if we need to contact ER personnel or the Rangers on the lake in the event of an emergency. We are very grateful for the presence of the Rangers and feel that a talk from a Ranger makes a big impact on the kids.
Comments: Please ensure that a detailed emergency communications plan is available, and that all staff and volunteers are familiar with the plan.
The Larimer County Department of Health & Environment is available to consult on food safety for the event, and on licensing provisions for vendors involving any catered food service. Information is available on our website at http://larimer.org/health/ehs/food.asp.
This event will occur on County open space. Details regarding the number of facilities and capacity for the event need to be coordinated with the Natural Resources Department.
Doug Ryan Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (970) 498-6777 firstname.lastname@example.org