The Haliburton Highlands OPP wants you to keep it dry, and save it for the shore.

This long weekend, police officers will be raising awareness of the risks of impaired boating through joint enforcement and education.

Officials say this initiative is an effort to save lives and make boating safer and more enjoyable for everyone.

They say drinking and boating plays a factor in 40 per cent of boating-related deaths on waterways.