The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will kick off National Safe Boating Week with a boat safety check and other tips at Gull Boats and RV (2601 W. Broadway) in Missoula Saturday, May 19th from 10a.m.-4p.m.

Boaters will get a free vessel safety check by qualified US Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGA) members, learn about aquatic invasive species, find out how inflatable lifejackets work and learn how to properly fit a life jacket. Boaters can also contribute used life jackets to FWP's life jacket loaner program.