The unofficial kick-off to summer is here and the DNR is asking you to make a pledge this boating season.

“To wear a life jacket this boating season. Make a conscious decision to put the life jacket on. Don’t just bring it with you in the boat but to wear it while your boating,” says the DNR’s Lisa Dugan.

Children younger than 10-years-old must wear life jackets while aboard watercraft that are underway.