Did you know that life jackets could prevent 85% of boating fatalities?
That is a huge number that the Mayor, on behalf of the City of Ilwaco, and the U.S. Coast Guard would like to see fall dramatically!
In honor of those lost in boating accidents and to prevent the loss of others, the Mayor has proclaimed his support of the goals of the Safe Boating Campaign and declared National Boating Safety Week to be May 18th – 24th, 2019. View the proclamation:
He along with the Coast Guard (and Oscar too!) urge you to practice safe boating habits and wear a life jacket at all times while boating!