Boating is one of the #1 ways people here in Southwest Louisiana enjoy the vast waterways. The key is to keep you and the other people on the water safe while your enjoying the outdoors.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office agrees and that is why they will be holding a boater education course.  Here are the details.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a boating education course on Saturday, August 18 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the DeQuincy VFW Post 3802 located at the 5416 Highway 27 in DeQuincy.  The classes are free of charge and are open to any member of the public, age 10 and up.

Louisiana law requires all persons born after January 1, 1984 to complete a NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators) approved boating education course to operate a motorboat over 10 horsepower, and carry proof of such, when navigating on state waters.

Please pre-register for this class by calling the Sheriff’s Office DeQuincy Law Enforcement Center at 786-2163 or 494-4590.  If you have any questions or for more information, please call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Division at 491-3614.

Source:CPSO

So go get educated and enjoy the beautiful Louisiana scenery in Southwest Louisiana and be safe doing it.