The program provides boater safety education and information, boating enforcement, and conveniently located boater septic pump-out facilities. It's funded by registration fees and fuel taxes paid for by boaters. No general fund tax dollars are used to support this program or any of its services. All boater paid fees go back to the boaters in the form of boating access facilities, boating safety education, and law enforcement.
For questions, please contact:
Wade Alonzo, Boating Law Administrator
Derek VanDyke, Education Program Specialist
Lynn Satre, Communications Consultant
Hoyle Hodges, Law Enforcement Coordinator
The Boater Education campaign is a year-around message focused spreading the boating safety message and encouraging boaters to take a boating safety course. Boater education required by law in Washington state. Boaters 12-60 years of age are required to take an approved course and carry their card while driving a boat on Washington's waterways.Take a boating safety course - Know the rules of the road!
Wear IT! Washington is a campaign that focuses on the spreading the message of boating safety and the critical importance of always wearing a life jacket.
The annual campaign kicks off the weekend before Memorial Day with National Safe Boating Week and continues throughout the year.
It only works if you Wear IT!
Adults: set an example & ALWAYS wear a life jacket!