Six years ago, the Recreational Boating Safety Program at State Parks created Paddle Safe Week to promote safety while out on the water! OIFR wants you to be safe on the Salish Sea and our lakes while enjoying Moran and Obstruction State Parks.
Paddlesports such as kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) are popular pastimes in our state, but they are not without risks. From July 21 to July 27, enjoy the water SAFELY! As always:
- Wear your life jacket. You are required by law to carry a well-fitted life jacket on board with you, even on a SUP. Wearing it is the best way to stay safe.
- Be a role model in your community: know and demonstrate best safety practices. Help normalize paddling safety and encourage those around you to do the same.
- Help share the message! Share safety tips with friends and family! #PaddleSafeWeek