City of Boca Raton Issues No Anchoring Order Ahead of Boca Bash

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Photo courtesy of the City of Boca Raton

In advance of the annual Boca Bash, which takes place each year in the Lake Boca area of the Intracoastal Waterway, the City of Boca Raton has issued an emergency order that will prohibit the anchoring of boats in Lake Boca this weekend.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission issued a permit to the City of Boca Raton that granted a temporary exemption and allowed the city to issue the emergency order.

The order was announced on the Boca Raton Police Department’s Facebook page, and is available on the City of Boca Raton’s website. The statement released by Boca PD via Facebook reads, in part, “Violation of an Emergency Order may be considered a violation of law, and the response by the police department can range from verbal warnings up to arrest. Our goal is to obtain voluntary compliance with this order.”

The City of Boca Raton has issued emergency order 2020-52 prohibiting recreational vessels from anchoring in Lake Boca…

Posted by Boca Raton Police Services Department on Friday, April 24, 2020

The order will take go into effect on Saturday, April 25 at 12:01 a.m. and last until Monday, April 27 at 12:01 a.m.

“The Boca Bash” Facebook page had already released a statement earlier this week that strongly encouraged local boaters to avoid the area on Sunday and avoid participation in Boca Bash this year.

BOCA BASH UPDATE:We are strongly encouraging our local boaters to stay away from Lake Boca this Sunday. Boca Bash this…

Posted by The Boca Bash on Monday, April 20, 2020

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