State participates in National Safe Boating Week

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in National Safe Boating Week to promote life jackets usage as the 2013 summer boating season begins. State wildlife logo

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. Those will wear a life jacket to work are asked to have a photograph taken and email it to

On Saturday, May 18, “Ready, Set, Wear It!” will enter its fourth year in trying to bring awareness on the importance of life jacket use by holding a world record day. The worldwide event kicks of the start of National Safe Boating Week, which runs through May 24. Participants will be part of the attempt to break a world record for the most life jackets worn at one time.

On Ready, Set, Wear It! day, there are five events set for Tennessee. The scheduled events are:

  • Cordell Hull Lake, Defeated Creek Recreation Area Boat Ramp (near Carthage, Smith County), noon
  • Old Hickory Lake, Cedar Creek Recreation Area, 1-3 p.m.
  • Right Bank Recreation at Cheatham Dam, 10 a.m.
  • Seven Points Campground, Percy Priest Lake, Hermitage, noon
  • Lenoir City Park, 9 a.m. (EDT)