The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will host their annual Boating Safety Lagniappe Day on May 10 at the Lake Charles Civic Center.
The boater education class is approved by the state, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard.
The class, set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., is free of charge. Participants must attend the entire class and pass an exam to receive credit.
Lunch and door prizes will be provided, thanks to a sponsorship from the Lake Charles Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited.
Interested resident must pre-register by calling 337-491-2588, Monday through Friday 7AM to 5:30PM.
Under state law, all persons born after Jan. 1, 1984 are required to complete an approved boating education course to operate a motorboat over 10 horsepower and must carry proof of such when operating the motorboat.
Though state law only requires persons born after Jan. 1, 1984 to take the class, everyone is encouraged to attend. There are many boating incidents each year that could be prevented with a little education on boating laws and regulations.