Arkansas Governor declares May 22-27 as Safe Boating Week in Arkansas
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District in partnership with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Coast Guard Auxiliary attended a Safe Boating Week Proclamation ceremony where Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson declared May 22-27 as Safe Boating Week in the Natural State. (Photo Credit: Erin Jimenez) VIEW ORIGINAL
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District attends Safe Boating Week Proclamation ceremony
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Little Rock District Commander Col Eric M. Noe, AGFC Hunter and Boater Education Assistant Aimee Swaim and AGFC Assistant Chief of Education Grant Tomlin, discuss the importance of water safety. (Photo Credit: Erin Jimenez) VIEW ORIGINAL
SWL Ranger Mary Simons meets Arkansas Governor
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Little Rock District Ranger Mary Simmons, meets Arkansas Governor, Asa Hutchinson for the first time at a Safe Boating Week Proclamation ceremony. (Photo Credit: Erin Jimenez) VIEW ORIGINAL

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District in partnership with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Coast Guard Auxiliary attended a Safe Boating Week Proclamation ceremony where Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson declared May 22-27 as Safe Boating Week in the Natural State.

The proclamation states that it is essential for boating enthusiasts to recognize the importance of taking certain safety precautions, including always wearing life jackets and never operating a boat under the influence of alcohol.

With high water levels across the state, and with more rain in the forecast, boaters should exercise extreme caution. Please remember to take a safe boating course, file a float plan, slow down and always tell someone where you are going.