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Boating Education Lagniappe Day set for Saturday

Posted: 2:47 PM, Apr 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-20 15:47:51-04

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will host the eighth annual "Boating Education Lagniappe Day" April 21 at eight different locations across the state. 

During Boating Education Lagniappe Day, the department provides instructors for the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) boating education course, NASBLA boating education certification, food and drinks, giveaways and door prizes all free of charge to the public.   

To register click here, then follow the links to register for one of the eight April 21 classes listed below. 

Anyone 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.

Here’s the list of class locations: 

Avoyelles Parish: Cottonport Bank Camp, 1055 Old River Road, Mansura, LA 71350

Calcasieu Parish: LSU AgCenter, 7101 Gulf Hwy., Lake Charles, LA 70607

Iberia Parish: LDWF New Iberia Field Office, 2415 Darnall Rd., New Iberia, LA 70560

Lafourche Parish: St. John Volunteer Fire Department, 2429 Parish Rd., Thibodaux, LA 70301

Ouachita Parish:  Academy Sports and Outdoors, 111 Constitution Dr., West Monroe, LA 71292

St. Tammany Parish: St. Tammany Parish Library Madisonville Branch, 1123 Main Street, Madisonville, LA 70447

Tangipahoa Parish: Manchac Fire Department, 30221 Hwy. 51, Akers, LA 70421

Webster Parish: LDWF Region 1 Office, 9961 Hwy. 80, Minden, LA 71055