WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- It's Safe Boating Week in the District, which kicks off a year-long, national "Wear It" campaign to promote boating safety through wearing life jackets, knowing the rules on the water, and being a responsible boater.

The Coast Guard in D.C. will provide complimentary checks to local boaters and take a look at the safety equipment on board, talk about proper equipment and safety practices.

For more information on the "Wear It!" campaign, and National Safe Boating Week, go to

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