National Safe Boating Week Is May 20-26

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The 2017 National Safe Boating Week is May 20-26 and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating to promote the wear of life jackets as the summer boating season begins.

The Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day is Friday, with the goal of demonstrating how easy it is to wear a life jacket. Participants wear a life jacket to work, demonstrating how easy to wear one, even while at work. Those who wear a life jacket to work are asked to have a photograph taken and message the Wear IT! Facebook page. Group photos are also welcome.

On Saturday, Ready, Set, Wear It!, will enter its eighth year in trying to bring awareness on the importance of life jacket wear by holding a world record day. 

The worldwide event kicks off the start of National Safe Boating Week.  Participants will again be part of the attempt to break a world record for the most life jackets worn at one time.  

Both events help usher in National Safe Boating Week which is annually held the week prior to Memorial Day Weekend. Boating partners across the United States and Canada are teaming to promote safe boating practices, including the wear of life jackets for National Safe Boating Week and throughout the 2017 boating season.

The goal of National Safe Boating Week is to educate the public about the importance of safe boating practices and wearing life jackets while on the water.



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