The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) are participating in the National Association of Safe Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Spring Aboard program by hosting its sixth annual "Boating Education Lagniappe Day" on April 23 at nine different locations across the state.
During the week of April 17-23, NASBLA encourages boaters to Spring Aboard by enrolling in a boating education course. Developed by NASBLA, and produced under a grant administered by the U.S. Coast Guard, the annual Spring Aboard campaign is open to participation by all states, territories, boating education organizations, instructors, and course providers.
During Boating Education Lagniappe Day, LDWF will provide instructors for the NASBLA boating education course, NASBLA boating education certification, food and drinks, giveaways and door prizes all free of charge to the public.
Registration for the Lagniappe Day classes are online and on a first come first serve basis. To register please visit www.wlf.louisiana.gov/boating/courses and follow the links to register for one of the nine April 23 classes.
Anybody born after Jan. 1, 1984 must complete a NASBLA approved boating education course and carry proof of completion to operate a motorboat in excess of 10 horsepower.
The 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. Completion of the course will result in the student being issued a vessel operators certification card.
Below is the list of class locations:
Academy Sports & Outdoors - Bossier City
2801 Beene Blvd.
Sponsor is Academy Sports & Outdoors of Bossier City
Academy Sports & Outdoors
111 Constitution Dr.
Sponsors include the Louisiana Wildlife Agents Association (LWAA) and Academy Sports & Outdoors of West Monroe
Academy Sports & Outdoors
3205 South MacArthur Dr.
Sponsor is Academy Sports & Outdoors of Alexandria
St. Landry Lumber
207 North Railroad Ave.
Sponsors include Wal-Mart of Eunice, Raising Canes and LWAA
Deridder First Baptist Church
2031 Hwy. 171
Sponsor is the Beauregard Parish Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Office Rifle Range
3451 Hwy. 182
Sponsors include the LWAA and Renovations Marine of Cut Off.
Tangipahoa Parish Library
204 NE Central Ave.
Sponsor is LWAA
Cabelas of Gonzales
2200 West Cabelas Parkway
Sponsors include Cabelas and Louisiana Waterway Safety
St. Tammany Parish Library Madisonville Branch
1123 Main Street
Sponsors include LWAA
For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or email@example.com.