Recreational boating is a popular pastime in Washington; just ask any of the several hundred thousand residents who own at least one canoe, kayak, row boat, personal watercraft, stand up paddle board, drift boat, runabout, sailboat, motor yacht or some other type of recreational vessel. Boats and boaters are everywhere!
Boating, however, isn't without its risks. The chilly waters of the Pacific Northwest can be an unforgiving environment, and safety must be on the minds of everyone who plays in and around it. The Washington State Parks Boating Program, in partnership with the Seattle Mariners, invite you to take the WA Safe Boating Pledge! Pledge to boat safely and responsibly, and encourage those around you to do the same.
I pledge to...
Wear a Life JacketWear a life jacket when on or around the water
Boat PreparedKnow weather conditions and know your own limitations
Boat with a BuddyBoat with a friend or let others know your plans
Be a Role ModelBoat safe and encourage others to do the same
Have Fun!Enjoy and protect our natural spaces
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