The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) certified 72 boaters statewide after its 11th annual “Boating Education Lagniappe Day” on April 23.
Boating Education Lagniappe Day was at eight locations across the state and consisted of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) boating education course, food and drinks, giveaways and door prizes all free of charge to the public.
The NASBLA safe boating certification is mandatory for anybody born after Jan. 1, 1984 who wants to operate a motorboat in excess of 10 horsepower.
The NASBLA approved course includes information on choosing a boat, classification, hulls, motors, legal requirements and equipment requirements. The course also covers many navigation rules and charts, trailering, sailboats, canoeing, personal watercraft and more. Each student received that completed the course was issued a vessel operators certification card.
To register for a future boating education class, please visit please visit https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/boater-education and click on the link for “Find A Course Near You.”
Below was the list of class locations for lagniappe day:
- Webster Parish
LDWF Region 1 Office
9961 Highway 80
Minden, LA 71055
Sponsors include BMS Supply of Minden, Tractor Supply and Coca-Cola of Minden.
- Ouachita Parish
Academy Sports and Outdoors
111 Constitution Dr.
West Monroe, LA 71292
Sponsors include TP Outdoors and Academy Sports and Outdoors.
- Winn Parish
Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office Range
633 Old Alexandria Highway
Winnfield, LA 71483
Sponsors include the Louisiana Wildlife Agents Association (LWAA).
- Lafayette Parish
LDWF Lafayette Office
200 Dulles Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70506
Sponsors include Deano’s Pizza and LWAA.
- Vermilion Parish
Lake Arthur Boat Club
123 Daigle Rd.
Gueydan, LA 70542
Sponsors include the Lake Arthur Boat Club and The Bank in Jennings.
- Terrebonne Parish
Terrebonne Parish Rifle Range
2100 Savanne Rd.
Houma, LA 70361
Sponsors include the East Side Houma Wal-Mart.
- St. Tammany Parish
Mandeville Soccer Club
790 Florida St.
Mandeville, LA 70448
Sponsors include Raising Cane’s of Mandeville.
- Jefferson Parish
Bayou Segnette State Park “Wave Pool Facility”
7777 Westbank Expy
Westwego, LA 70094
Sponsors include the LWAA.
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