Natural Resources Police

Maryland Boating Safety Program

Maryland Boating Safety Program - kids wear the life jacket

 


 


 
***NOTICE TO BOATERS***

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 13,
IN A BOAT LESS THAN 21 FEET IN LENGTH, WHILE UNDERWAY,
MUST WEAR A COAST GUARD APPROVED LIFE JACKET.

 

The mission of the Natural Resources Police, Boating Safety Education Program is to provide the boaters of Maryland the necessary information to operate a vessel safely on our waterways and also to make their experiences as enjoyable as possible.  Safety always plays an important role in maximizing the enjoyment of outdoor activities. With a program that focuses on this aspect, we hope to provide boaters from across the State the materials and education to do just that.

Chesapeake Bay Hotline

Call 1-877-224-7229

to report any of the following

  • Boating accident or reckless activity
  • Fish kill or algal bloom
  • Floating debris that poses a hazard to navigation
  • Illegal fishing activity
  • Public sewer leak or overflow
  • Oil or hazardous material spill
  • Critical area or wetlands violation
  • Suspicious or unusual activity