From Barren River District Health Department:
With the start of summer right around the corner, the Barren River District Health Department (BRDHD) has joined with the Sea Tow Foundation – a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and promotion of safe boating practices – to celebrate National Safe Boating Week, a focused, week-long event designed to bring awareness to boating safety prior to the start of the busy summer boating season.
“Boating is an activity that millions of Americans enjoy every year and BRDHD wants to remind boaters everywhere about the importance of staying safe when heading out on the Barren River and surrounding waterways," said Jeanna Phelps of BRDHD.
This year, National Safe Boating Week is celebrated May 21-27. The Sea Tow Foundation has compiled daily boating safety tips that BRDHD will be sharing with boaters in-person throughout the summer at community events, as well as on Facebook @BarrenRiverDistrict.
“One of the important boating safety tips that we will be sharing during National Safe Boating Week and throughout the upcoming boating season encourages boaters to always designate a Sober Skipper before heading out on the water to eliminate Boating Under the Influence incidents on the water,“ said Phelps. “BUI is illegal in every state and having a Sober Skipper is a great way to ensure that all boaters have a safe and enjoyable time on the water, each and every trip.” For a full listing of the Sea Tow Foundation’s National Safe Boating Week daily tips and blog posts, visit the Sea Tow Foundation’s website at www.boatingsafety.com or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn at @SeaTowFoundation and on Twitter at @SeaTowFdn.
ABOUT SEA TOW FOUNDATION
With a vision of a world where boaters are safe and responsible, the Sea Tow Foundation – a nationwide 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization - was established in 2007. Through the Foundation’s Life Jacket Loaner Program, which prevents drowning, more than 83,000 life jackets are available to borrow and return free of charge at over 950 life jacket loaner stations located across the United States. The Sea Tow Foundation’s Sober Skipper Campaign aims to eliminate boating under the influence accidents by encouraging boaters to be or designate a sober skipper before each boating trip. And the Foundation’s Boating Safety Advisory Council presents the National Boating Industry Safety Awards annually to for-profit boating businesses who promote and advocate for safe boating. For more information on the Sea Tow Foundation, please visit boatingsafety.com.