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National “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work” Day May 21

Friday, May 21 is National Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day – an annual social media event the day before National Safe Boating Week. Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day, hosted by the National Safe Boating Council, is a fun way to learn about the different types of life jackets.

Post a picture of yourself wearing a life jacket at work to Facebook or Instagram, and you could receive a free small frozen McDonald’s beverage coupon and either a new life jacket or a McDonald’s beach tote and McDonald’s baseball cap. Coupons are valid at participating McDonald’s locations in Michigan.

When posting your pictures Friday, make sure they’re set as “public” if posting to Facebook and include the hashtag #BoatSafeMI. The DNR will select and share the 15 winners on our Facebook page at 3 p.m. May 21.

In Michigan, all vessels must be equipped with U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation devices and/or life jackets. The quantity and type depend on the length and type of your vessel and the number of people on board and/or being towed.

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