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Safety Reminders for Labor Day Weekend
Safe Boating Campaign Shares Safety Reminders for Labor Day Weekend MANASSAS, Va. (AUGUST 25, 2020) – As the official end of summer approaches with Labor Day weekend, the Safe Boating Campaign, a worldwide effort focused on responsible boating, reminds boaters to follow safety guidelines, always wear a life jacket and…
Partner Profile: Alaska Office of Boating Safety
This blog post is part of a series celebrating the great work of our Safe Boating Campaign partners. The Alaska Office of Boating Safety’s Kids Don’t Float Life Jacket Loaner Board Program started in 1996 in Homer, Alaska and now extends to many far corners of the state. These loaner…
Partner Profile: Sea Tow Foundation
This blog post is part of a series celebrating the great work of our Safe Boating Campaign partners. Since 2008, the Sea Tow Foundation has distributed thousands of life jackets to local businesses and organizations in order to help recreational boaters stay safe while having fun on the water. The…
Fourth of July Boating Safety Information
The best boating experience is a safe boating experience. The Fourth of July is one of the busiest weekends for boating. Do your part and be responsible in the water. The Safe Boating Campaign offers these safety tips for safely enjoying the Memorial holiday: Wear a life jacket. Make sure…
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…
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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…
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.
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…
Tips for Navigating Social Distancing + Boating
COVID-19 is forcing everyone to navigate uncharted waters, including boaters. Many people are wondering if they can go boating, who they can boat with, and where they can go once they leave the dock. In many areas, the water is open, however, it’s more important than ever that boaters are…
COVID-19: Cleaning and Storing Your Life Jacket
If you think your life jacket has been exposed to a virus, clean as recommended by the manufacturer and then let dry in warm, low humidity environment for at least 72 hours before reuse. Manufacturer’s recommendations from the Life Jacket Association for cleaning your life jacket or personal flotation device…

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