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How to Impact Safe Boating this Winter with $1,000 Grassroots Funding

As part of the North American Safe Boating Campaign, the National Safe Boating Council is offering resources to state agencies, organizations, and other groups to help promote the campaign in their communities. The North American Safe Boating Campaign and this project support are produced under a grant from the Sports Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard.

The North American Safe Boating Campaign is the leading national campaign designed to meet the needs of the recreational boating community through its broad-based, multi-faceted partnerships. Through these alliances on a variety of national, regional, and community-based scales, the campaign focuses on a family oriented and family targeted year-round education and safety awareness campaign. The campaign places specific focus on life jacket wear, educating and informing the recreational boating public about the different life jacket options that are currently available, including inflatable life jackets.

The NSBC is interested in new, innovative concepts to promote life jacket wear and is also interested in supporting those endeavors that have proven successful in the past. View the 2016 Grassroots Presentation to learn how previous recipients increased outreach and helped promote the importance of life jacket wear in their communities. Also, please consider resources that have already been created for the North American Safe Boating Campaign. To see what is currently available, please visit the NSBC’s Online Store at SafeBoatingCouncil.org.

The NSBC has selected 30 recipients for the Winter Grassroots Outreach Program and wants to thank all who applied. We are appreciative of the overwhelming amount of interest in this program and encourage all to apply again when the application opens sometime late Spring.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Diane Corish, Communications Coordinator of the National Safe Boating Council at (703) 361-4294 or dcorish@safeboatingcouncil.org.