June 21, 2016

Operation Dry Water: June 24th - 26th

Maine Game Wardens will be out in force this coming weekend participating in Operation Dry Water, a national outreach and enforcement campaign with the goal of raising awareness of the dangers of boating under the influence and removing impaired operators from our nation's waterways.

Thousands of law enforcement officers across the United States will be on heightened alert for those violating boating under the influence laws during the annual Operation Dry Water weekend, June 24-26 2016. Operation Dry Water is a nationally coordinated heightened awareness and enforcement campaign, focused on deterring boaters from boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

We have designated Saturday, June 25th from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM as the date and time available if you are a media organization looking to coordinate a ride with a game warden in a watercraft. To coordinate a ride along, please contact Maine Warden Service spokesperson Corporal John MacDonald at john.macdonald@maine.gov or 207-557-0818.