Media Advisory: Operation Dry Water Event Promotes Boating Safety Ahead of July 4

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CANYON LAKE — With summer temperatures soaring throughout the state, many Texans are seeking the cooling temperatures and fun of lakes, rivers and bays. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Comal County Sheriff’s Office and Water-Oriented Recreation District of Comal County (WORD) invite media to attend two upcoming events for coverage of boating safety for Canyon Lake and Operation Dry Water.

Operation Dry Water is a national awareness and enforcement campaign (July 1–3) that focuses on reducing the number of alcohol- and drug-related incidents and fatalities on the water.

“Operation Dry Water serves as a crucial reminder that safe boating requires clear judgment and responsible decision making,” said National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Chair Susan Stocker. “We encourage all boaters to be vigilant, prioritize their safety and stay sober while enjoying their time on the water.”

Canyon Lake Joint Press Conference

Date: June 29

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Army Corps of Engineers Overlook Park

   601 Corps of Engineers Road, Canyon Lake, TX 78133

Who: Texas Game Wardens, Army Corps of Engineers Rangers, TPWD Boater Education, Comal County Sheriff’s Office and WORD

What: Interviews and safety demonstrations

Please email Lerrin Johnson by June 28 at Lerrin.johnson@tpwd.texas.gov to RSVP.

 

Boating Safety Event

Date: July 1

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Canyon Park Boat Ramp 18 and Canyon Lake Marina

Who: TPWD Boater Education, Army Corps of Engineers Rangers, WORD, Colin’s Hope (drowning prevention) and 4 W’s Outdoors (National Safe Boating Campaign)

What: Boating safety information, outreach booths and prizes

For more information on safe boating, please visit the TPWD Boater Education Program, the Army Corps of Engineers National Water Safety Program and the National Safe Boating Council. Photo assets are available here.