LDWF ENFORCEMENT AGENTS RECEIVE GRANT FOR GROSS LITTER EFFORTS

Release Date: 07/24/2006

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division and Keep Louisiana Beautiful are furthering cooperative efforts to combat litter in the Sportsman's Paradise.  Keep Louisiana Beautiful awarded the LDWF Enforcement Division a $15,000 grant for overtime funding to enhance gross litter enforcement efforts. 


The state's natural resources and supporting ecosystems are negatively affected by the criminal behavior of gross littering.  In addition to the negative affects on the natural resources, litter is bad business for tourism and economic development. 


According to LDWF's Enforcement Division Administrator, Col. Winton Vidrine, enforcement agents take a hard line on littering. "We will continue our zero tolerance posture on littering in Louisiana," he said.  "This grant will benefit the citizens in a positive fashion."


The LDWF Enforcement Division issues hundreds of citations each year for gross littering violations throughout the state.  The grant dollars will be allocated to the enforcement region with the highest gross litter apprehension rate during the previous year. 


For more information, contact Major Jeff Mayne 225-765-2980 or jmayne@wlf.louisiana.gov.
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