FoTTSA Boating and Swimming Safety Survey: Results

Here are the results of the FoTTSA Boating and Water Safety Survey  along with a preliminary summary of the key suggestions and issues from the nearly 200 written comments that were submitted. The high response rate confirms that water safety is an important concern, as is the sometimes difficult relationship between PWCs and other shoreline users.
While many opinions were expressed, there were several action points with strong, wide ranging support:
– the installation of signage about the speed restriction at Jackson Park, public beach access points, marinas and PWC rental locations
– a much more visible OPP presence on the water during the summer
– a public awareness/education campaign using existing Township resources (site, social media, regular mailings) and local media
Based on the survey results and the comments, it was clear that a majority support the installation of buoys at key points in front of public beaches, especially those with significant PWC activity.  Watch for more information in the Spring 2019 issue of The Tiny Cottager.