The Public Service Award from the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators
ACA member Chuck Sutherland received this award for promoting safe boating through more than 25 years of service to boaters in researching, writing and instructing about the risks of cold water immersion, and its effects on the ability to survive.
Chuck has been running Cold Water Workshops for sea kayakers in the northeast US and is the author of the brochure Cold Water Boating, Cold Shock and Hypothermia
His website is www.enter.net/~skimmer/coldwater
This prestigious award was presented by Al Johnson, Recreational Boating Safety Commander, U.S. Coast Guard New England District; NY State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation Brian Kempf; and Rose-Anne Woodward, Education specialist, NY State Parks, Marine Services Unit .