Archive for May 22nd, 2008

Boater Safety: Nobody’s Waterproof

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Sport Fish Restoration Program

Have fun on the water this summer, but play it safe. That’s the message the Nobody’s Waterproof campaign is sending to everyone—especially 18 to 34 year old men.

As you can guess, those are the people who are at highest risk in this state for [boating] fatalities or accidents. Instead of asking those people to come to us, we take it to them. So, we actually have a boat, and an outreach team that’s kind of a peer-to-peer contact group.

Brandi Bradford, state boater education coordinator.

And we go out and have a great time. We play games, we have what we call water safety Jeopardy, and we pass out koozies; we have inflatable life jackets that we give away, waterproof boxes—all kinds of fun stuff to encourage people to be safe and to remind them of boating safety.

Last year the program reached five thousand people with direct, one-on-one contact, and they’re going to do it all again this year. So, keep an eye out for the Nobody’s Waterproof boat when you’re on the water this summer.

It’s bright blue with orange flames on the side of it that says Nobody’s Waterproof, Play it Safe.

We have links to more boater safety information at

That’s our show…we receive support from the Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program…working to increase hunting, shooting, fishing and boating opportunities in Texas. For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.