US Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District

Corps Supports Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day

Published May 8, 2014
The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline levees. The district is engaged in hundreds of projects and supports disaster response in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline levees. The district is engaged in hundreds of projects and supports disaster response in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

Vicksburg, Miss… The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with the National Safe Boating Council in support of the Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day scheduled for May 16, 2014.
The annual event, hosted by the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) serves as a fun, educational element a day prior to the beginning of National Safe Boating Week, May 17-23, the official launch of the 2014 North American Safe Boating Campaign. Educating the boating public about the safety and comfort of life jackets has been a main focus of the North American Safe Boating Campaign. “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work” Day will take place on Friday, May 16, wherever you are!

According to the National Safe Boating Council, life jacket wear is the simplest strategy to stay safe while
boating, fishing, paddling and more. The North American Safe Boating Campaign is a yearlong effort in the U.S. and Canada that focuses on spreading the message of boating safety and the critical importance of consistent life jacket wear each and every time on the water.

The National Safe Boating Council (SafeBoatingCouncil.org) represents over 330 U.S. and Canadian
organizations committed to reducing boating accidents and enhancing the boating experience. Visit
SafeBoatingCouncil.org for safe boating resources.

Members of the boating public as well as those interested in showing the wearability of life jackets are encouraged to participate. More information about the event and safe boating is available at www.Facebook.com/ReadySetWearIt . All 50 states have adopted the Wear It! message to promote safe boating. 
Contact
Shirley J. Smith
601-631-5223
shirley.j.smith@usace.army.mil
4155 Clay St

Release no. 14-040