City of Tampa Installs “Idle-Speed” No Wake Zones on Hillsborough River

09/07/16

In an effort to protect our waterways and recreational boaters on the Hillsborough River the City of Tampa has installed two “idle-speed” no wake zone signs on the Hillsborough River.

“These no wake zones not only protect the natural habitat of our manatees and wildlife but they also aim to keep those looking to enjoy themselves on the river safe,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “We look forward to continuing to make the river a crowning centerpiece of this great city.”

“Recently the City finished installation on an extended no-wake zone on the Hillsborough River to provide shoreline protection along Water Works Park and Piers,” said City of Tampa Parks & Rec Director Greg Bayor. “According to Tampa Police Marine Unit Corporal Smalley,  ‘There will not be any grace period. A moving violation is $90 and boaters are cautioned to immediately follow the new rule.’”

For additional information, please contact:
Ashley Bauman, Public Affairs Director
(813) 274-8262Ashley.bauman@tampagov.net

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