Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries have been busy lately enforcing scenic river regulations on the Comite River in East Baton Rouge Parish.
According to a press release, agents have written 18 citations since May 21 for violations of Scenic River Regulations that went into effect on March 20.
The new rules prohibit the use of a motor vehicle or other wheeled or tracked vehicle on a designated system stream, except for permitted uses and direct crossings by immediately adjacent landowners, lessees, and persons who have written permission from the landowner for non-commercial activities that do not significantly degrade the ecological integrity of the stream.
On May 21, LDWF agents cited a 17-year-old Zachary man for violating the scenic river rules when he was found operating a Jeep in the Comite River south of Zachary near Dyer Rd, the releases states.
And on May 24, agents issued 17 citations to 17 subjects from Zachary, Slaughter, Baton Rouge, Baker, Clinton and Greenwell Springs for violating the scenic river rules when they were found riding ATVs in the Comite River south of Zachary off of Tucker Rd.
Violators of the scenic river rules face up to $950 in fines and up to 120 days in jail, according to the release.