On The Cover For August 2022
August 1, 2022
How many times do we use the phrase, "Take care" when signing off on texts and emails? We mean this, but it is often just a cursory comment. However, around water, whether BOATING, fishing, swimming, or just enjoying, the message needs to be powerful and at the fore of our thoughts. "Safety First" and "Take Care" are not just well wishes. They are life savers. And having pfds for all on board, including our precious pets, is paramount to doing just that: saving lives.
That being said, having fun is at the top of the list of almost all water activities, and the featured water slide at Lake Pleasant Harbor says this in spades: H2O Whoa! is a huge attraction that offers in incredible thrill: "H2 Whoa!" is mammoth and more than 10 feet taller than the previous world record holder," according to its owner/operator.
Finally, as we move through the summer, grateful for all things outdoors, we thank those who are being honored in the 2022 class of inductees into the arizona outdoor hall of fame. Without outdoors caretakers such as these, our wild life and recreation activities would not thrive as they do. Congratulations to them all!
Note To All On Board: Safety First!
Boaters Can Save At The Pump - Yes, gas prices are high, but here are some fuel-saving tips to help.
Tempe Has Some Cool Ideas! - Tempe has a variety of splash pads, water parks, pools to refresh you on toasty days.
DOWNSTREAM - August is awesome. Page 2
BOATING - Remember the PFDs! Page 4
TACKLE AND TARGET - This month's featured pro is John Murray. Page 8
LAND CRUISING - What if "raindrops keep falling ... "? Page 11
WESTERN WILDLIFE - A tortoise is waiting for a forever home. Page 14
Coast Guard: Aug. 4, 1790
Labor Day: Sept. 5
Patriot Day: Sept. 11
Grandparents Day: Sept. 11