The environmental factors of our area are a force to be contended with, as such, our kiosks and life jackets require weekly inspection and maintenance to ensure the life jackets are properly stocked and safe for use. Sun damage and wind can quickly degrade life jacket straps, we strive to ensure our kiosks are always stocked with safe gear. We stock life jackets seasonally from April - October on an annual basis.
This year was huge for our program. We were able to construct three additional life jacket kiosks. Our fundraising emphasis is on raising funds to replace life jackets that have been removed due to standard wear and tear, theft, or loss due to weather conditions.
We are collaborating with local outfitters, as well as governmental agencies to provide educational opportunities for our community through presentations and downloadable resources. This program is in development currently. We hope to see big things from these efforts soon!