Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has teamed up with the Lake Volunteers Association, Shelby County Tourism, Monical’s Pizza, Twice The Ice, DQ Grill and Chill, Sullivan Marina and Campground, Findlay Marina, Chip’s Marine, and Lithia Springs Marina to promote the importance of wearing life jackets while swimming and boating on Lake Shelbyville.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is providing their Water Safety Patrol Team with t-shirts bearing the message, “I got caught wearing my life jacket.” Rangers and local law enforcement will be handing out the t-shirts as a reward to children and adults “caught” wearing their life jackets during the swimming and boating season.
Safety is a primary concern at Lake Shelbyville, and partnering with local businesses to promote the importance of wearing life jackets is a great way to recognize those boaters and swimmers who are being safety conscious. The majority of stops on the lake are due to violations that rangers and officers have observed. This t-shirt campaign is a nice way to note positive things that rangers see lake users doing.
If you or your business is interested in becoming a sponsor for the “I got caught” campaign feel free to contact Natural Resources Specialist Ashley Florey at 217-774-3951 ext. 7005.
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