State Park to host dangerous currents workshop Tuesday

June 9, 2014

HAMLIN TWP. — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Parks and Recreation Division, Michigan Sea Grant (Michigan State University Extension and the University of Michigan),  and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will host a Dangerous Currents Workshop Tuesday, June 10 at Ludington State Park. Information will be geared toward educating local, state and federal parks personnel, emergency responders, volunteers, researchers, educators and the public about Great Lakes beach hazards.

There is no registration or fee required to attend. The workshop will run from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the state park warming shelter near Cedar Campground. It will include a demonstration of emergency rescue equipment.

Workshops will include presentations on:

  • Incident reports for dangerous currents
  • Types of dangerous currents with emphasis on rip and structural currents
  • Forecasting dangerous currents
  • Recent field research on rip and structural currents
  • Rescue stations and equipment