A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agent received a Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) award at the Oct. 7 Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting held in Baton Rouge.
Senior Agent Byron Cammack, 41, of Pineville, accepted the 7th annual KLB "Litter Enforcement Officer of the Year" award from KLB Executive Director Leigh Harris. Harris thanked Cammack for his work and dedication to litter prevention.
"This department is one of our best partners in litter prevention and enforcement," said Harris. "Our organization is trying to change attitudes towards littering and illegal dumping. We change attitudes with education, and enforcement of litter laws is one of our best education and prevention tools."
Cammack is a five-year veteran of the Enforcement Division who works out of the LDWF Region 3 Office in Pineville and is assigned to patrol the Rapides Parish area. This is the second time he has won the KLB award for litter enforcement.
"Keeping our woods, roadsides, swamps and waterways clean is a very important part of our everyday duties and something we don't take lightly," said LDWF Secretary Robert Barham. "Litter prevention and enforcement is one of the department's top priorities and littering will not be tolerated.
We appreciate these Keep Louisiana Beautiful awards which confirm another job well done by our Enforcement Division and agents."
LDWF agents issued 1,001 citations for simple, intentional and gross littering during the 2009-10 fiscal year. The penalties for litter law violations are fines between $75 and $1,000 and up to eight hours of community service in a litter abatement work program.
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