National Safe Boating Week Is May 18-24

Monday, May 13, 2019

The 2019 National Safe Boating Week is May 18-24 and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating to promote the wear of life jackets as the summer boating season starts in full force.

National Safe Boating Week 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 2019 boating season.

Tennessee offers boating enthusiasts an abundance of opportunities to enjoy the resources across the state. Memorial Day weekend is viewed as the unofficial kickoff to the summer 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.

“Safe Boating Week is the perfect opportunity before the first major holiday weekend of the year to remind boaters about safety equipment,” said Betsy Woods, TWRA Boating Education coordinator. “It is also the time to make maintenance checks and all that is needed so they can have a great time on the water and be safe.”

The Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day is Friday, May 17, with the goal of demonstrating how easy it is to wear a life jacket, even while at work. This annual event is a fun, educational way to heighten life jacket awareness and highlight the various styles.

On Friday, boating enthusiasts are encouraged to wear their life jacket to work, snap a picture, and share their photo on social media with the hashtags #lifejacket2work and #safeboating. Photos can also be submitted directly to the National Safe Boating Council at (NSBC) website at outreach@safeboatingcouncil.org.


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