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What is the Life Jacket Zone?

Drowning fatalities are preventable. All one has to do is wear a life jacket.  The "Life Jacket Zone" stencil painted at boat ramps is reminder to the public to wear a life jacket at water recreation areas.  When you see the zone, stop and snap a picture of yourself in a life jacket and send it to the "Life Jacket Zone" Facebook page for a chance to win some great prizes.

Life Jacket Check & Exchange

Don’t let the wrong size life jacket ruin your trip? We like to compare this to running a race in shoes that are clearly too big or too small for you! What is going to happen? Well, the same goes with a life jacket. Having the wrong size potentially means a loss of life. Make sure you and your family has life jackets that fit and that are in good condition.

Lonaer life jackets in all sizes are available for use at the lakes. 

If you would like to recycle your gently used life jackets, they may be turned in at any U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Assistance Center. If you have questions about the program, please contact us at 919-542-4501 x27 or by email.

LJZ Facebook Competition

The Life Jacket Zone photo contest runs through Tuesday, Sep 12th. Participants are asked to snap a picture of themselves, family, or friends properly wearing a life jacket and then submit the photographs to the Life Jacket Zone Facebook site at www.facebook.com/LifeJacketZoneNC . The pictures with the most likes at the end of the summer will some great prizes.

Participants can earn up to 50 bonus "likes" by including the "Life Jacket Zone" stencil or logo in the picture.  

We can't wait to see you on the web and the water!

2016 Saved by the Zone: The Life Jacket Zone Campaign Launches

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District is excited to partner with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, N.C. State Parks, Safe Kids Wake County, Safe Kids Chatham County, and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in the Saved by the Zone: The Life Jacket Zone campaign this summer.  This summer visitors will see the “Life Jacket Zone” message on stencils painted at boat ramps across North Carolina and southern Virginia, at water safety educational events, and online through a life jacket photo contest.