Hohenstein, Burgos, PFBC to celebrate National Safe Boating Week in Phila.

PHILADELPHIA, May 15 – State Reps. Joe Hohenstein and Danilo Burgos, both D-Phila., today announced their plan to celebrate National Safe Boating Week. The event will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 18 at the Frankford Boat Launch located at 5501 Tacony St. in Philadelphia along the Delaware River.

During the event, conducted in partnership with the National Safe Boating Council and other boating safety advocates across the country, they will promote safe boating practices ahead of the busy Memorial Day weekend and the Riverfront North Partnership Fish Fest on May 20, including:

  • Always wear a life jacket.
  • Take a boating safety course.
  • Never boat under the influence.
  • Have proper registrations or launch permits.
  • Tell someone where you’re going and when you plan to return.

The RNP Fish Fest will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at the same location. This event features free fishing with equipment and instruction provided. Hohenstein, Burgos and the PA Fish and Boat Commission ask that everyone participating follow best fishing practices and boat safely.

The event is a celebration of the Commonwealth’s vast boating opportunities, as well as a reminder that safety should be a priority before and during every boating adventure. Boaters are reminded that Waterways Conservation Officers will be on patrol throughout the holiday weekend to conduct safety checks and look for signs of impairment. Just like operating a motor vehicle on the road, in Pennsylvania, a person operating a boat is over the legal limit if they have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher.

Residents who want more information should contact Hohenstein’s district office at 215-744-2600.