MDWFP to participate in Operation Dry Water

This is a news release from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) will participate in Operation Dry Water June 26-28 as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities related to boating under the influence (BUI).

Operation Dry Water aims to bring awareness and education to recreational boaters about the dangers of alcohol and drug use on the water. The initiative also serves as an increased BUI detection and enforcement effort.

"We are dedicated to keeping boaters safe on the water," says Capt. Calvin Fulton, MDWFP Boating Law Administrator. "Boating is a safe and enjoyable pastime when people stay alert and follow boating regulations."

Operation Dry Water 2015 is a joint program of MDWFP, National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Corp of Engineers, MS Department of Marine Resources, and the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (Reservoir Police).

To learn more about boating regulations in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.comor call us at 601-432-2182.