Presented to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
TWRA is the sole state agency responsible for enforcing the boating laws of the state of Tennessee. The TWRA officers, command staff, and media team have taken a powerful stance and role in educating and enforcing boating under the influence laws. These efforts are always magnified through their participation in the Operation Dry Water campaign. The TWRA Boating & Law Enforcement Division hosted a press conference on July 1, 2022, in Nashville, Tennessee, in partnership with NASBLA, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. This press event was designed to bring national attention to the fact that boating under the influence is driving under the influence and should be viewed by boaters, prosecutors, judges and the public as one in the same. In addition to this, wildlife officers conducted numerous media engagements to talk about the Operation Dry Water campaign. This included radio show appearances, social media messages, and videos to increase awareness of the dangers associated with boating while impaired.