Florida trade group plans outreach event

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The Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association is planning a boating awareness event June 11-12 at the Fort Myers City Yacht Basin.

Held in conjunction with National Marina Day, "Welcome to the Water" is designed to show the public what boating has to offer.

There will be free displays by local boating organizations, marine businesses, government agencies and other groups that offer boating information to the public. Boats will be displayed and limited free boat rides will be available.

"We have borrowed the 'Welcome to the Water' theme from the National Marine Manufacturers Association new national campaign," association president Tom Hansen said in a statement. "Southwest Florida is one of the finest and most diverse boating areas in the country. Boating, fishing, diving, kayaking, canoeing and many other water sports are activities available, in one form or another, to almost everyone in our community. I don't think people have any idea of the opportunities available to get out on the water. We hope our first 'Welcome to the Water' event will help get that word out."

For information about participating, call (239)-656-7083, or e-mail info@swfmia.com.

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