Life jacket exchanges coming to Lake Powell (Sept. 1 and 14) and Kingman (Sept. 8)
Posted August 20, 2018
Have an old, worn-out life jacket? Swap it for a new one.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has already exchanged a record number of life jackets this summer — more than 1,000 old, worn-out life jackets have been swapped for brand-new ones during numerous events held throughout the state.
Arizonans have two more chances to swap their life jacket for a new one. In September, the public is invited to join AZGFD and its partner organizations at the following life jacket exchange events (Type I and Type II life jackets will not be accepted):
- Lake Powell at Wahweap Marina on Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Kingman at the AZGFD regional office (5325 N. Stockton Hill Road) on Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Lake Powell at Antelope Marina in front of the restaurant on Sept. 14 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of AZGFD’s life jacket exchange program, and to commemorate the achievement the department is working toward the goal of exchanging 1,700 life jackets and has held events in new areas throughout the state.
“The life jacket exchange in Kingman is another example of AZGFD bringing this important program to new locations,” said Josh Hoffman, boating safety education coordinator for AZGFD. “Come out and meet us and our partner organizations, and take advantage of this program to ensure you have a new, properly fitting life jacket.”
For more information about boating in Arizona or to sign up for a free safety course, visit azgfd.gov/boating.