The Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest weekends of the year for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
DNR Conservation Police will be out in full force this weekend looking for safe boaters on Clinton Lake and other waterways this weekend. DNR CPO John Williamson indicates they'll be making sure operators are sober and of legal age.
Additionally, Williamson says they'll be making sure life-jackets for each person on board are the proper size and checking other equipment.
Children under the age of 13 must be wearing a life jacket that is the proper size if the boat is under weigh.
Williamson indicates they will be really focused in on operators. He is hoping all groups out boating will designate someone to take control of the boat and make sure it gets operated safely.