72 boaters certified during “Boating Education Lagniappe Day”

(Photo courtesy LDWF)
(Photo courtesy LDWF)

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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