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Memorial Day Weekend Holiday Safety Information
The Memorial Day weekend holiday is the unofficial kick-off of the summer boating season. The National Safe Boating Council, a lead organization of the Safe Boating Campaign, encourages boaters to be responsible at all times while on the water. “In many areas, the water is open, however, it’s more important…
May 15 is Wear Your Life Jacket to Work (or Home) Day
Please follow state and local public health guidance if you are recreating on the water during this time. Remember, we’re all in this together. Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day We can’t wait to see photos of your smiling faces tomorrow, May 15, for Wear Your Life Jacket to…
NOAA and National Safe Boating Council Continue National Safe Boating Week Partnership
(Manassas, VA) – For the annual celebration of National Safe Boating Week, held May 16-22, 2020, the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) National Weather Service encourage boaters to follow health and safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and your…
Boating and Water Safety Media Best Practices
Recreational boating and water activities are enjoyed by millions of Americans each year. To encourage growth in recreational boating and water activities, the Safe Boating Campaign recommends these boating and water safety media best practices to support a culture of safety and encourage those enjoying the water to have the…
Maryland Teen Leads Life Jacket Collection Campaign
In times of tragedy, we often see the best elements of human nature prevail. This was the case in Maryland, where local teen, Parker Diez, started a campaign to collect donated life jackets. Growing up on the water and boating most of this life, Parker began seeing an increase in…
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2020 Safe Boating Campaign Launches with Wear Your Life Jacket to Work (or Home) Day
The National Safe Boating Council encourages all boaters to participate in Wear Your Life Jacket to Work (or Home) Day on May 15, 2020, the launch of the 2020 Safe Boating Campaign. No matter where boaters are safely working, they can join in the fun by wearing their life jacket…
Boating and Social Distancing Tips for National Safe Boating Week
For the annual celebration of National Safe Boating Week, held May 16-22, 2020, the National Safe Boating Council recommends boaters follow local guidance for social distancing and outdoor recreation.
New Life Jacket Labels
Boaters love their gear, and most boaters have their favorite life jacket. As we head into boating season, it’s time to inspect and test our gear before we hit the water.
Fishing and Boating Access
Get the latest fishing and boating updates from your state on COVID-19 using this tool from our friends at Take Me Fishing™. Click on a state to find out everything you need to know about the latest updates, changes, closures, and more for fishing and boating related activities. We encourage…
Wear Your Life Jacket to Work (or Home) Day
Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day is Friday, May 15, 2020. Working from home? No worries. Let’s flood social media with life jacket images and boating safety tips. We love boating and let’s share it with others. It’s easy to participate. Wear your life jacket to work (or at…

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