04-27-2011, 12:01 PM #1
AWA Action Alert! Attention Louisiana PWC Owners
Attention Louisiana PWC owners:
Thanks in large part to the efforts of your fellow riders; we have the chance to further expand equal access for PWC to your public waterways. On May 5, 2011 the Louisiana Wildlife Commission will decide on several amendments opening other Wildlife Management Areas to equal access for personal watercraft. These are public waters where all other motorized boats are already permitted.
It’s important the Commission hear from Louisiana PWC owners in support of these actions. Every other boat owner has access; why not you?
The areas under consideration include Catahoula Lake, Maurepas Swamp, Pointe Aux Chenes, and the remainder of Pearl River.
While personal watercraft currently enjoy access to designated sections of the Pearl River system, it’s time for full and equal access to all of Pearl River’s areas. Please take just two minutes to contact the commission and submit a comment in support of open access. They need to hear from the people of Louisiana. Urge them, as a Louisiana boater, to adopt equal access for all boaters.
You may submit comments until May 5 by contacting Mr. Randy Myers via e mail at email@example.com or by phone at 225-765-2359. We strongly encourage you to submit comments directly to the commission members listed on the second page of this letter.
Next, spread the word to every PWC owner you know and have them submit comments in support as well. Have everyone in your family submit a comment.
Remember, you’re not asking for special treatment, only simple, straight forward American fairness. You pay the same taxes and registration fees as all other Louisiana boaters. It’s only right that you share the same access to your public waterways.
No organization in Washington is going to make this happen. The commission needs to hear directly from the people who matter most; you and your fellow riders. Your effort will make all the difference. Rest assured there are those working to continue these unjust and anti-access regulations.
Now is the time to speak up for your riding freedoms. A personalized note to the commission carries significant weight. Join us in standing up for your free and open access.
Here’s how to contact your Commissioners:
Direct contact with the entire Commission is always best. However, we understand how valuable your time is. Please consider at a minimum contacting the Chairman and the commissioner located nearest you. When doing so, please copy Mr. Randy Meyers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Every voice helps in this effort, including those of family and friends. Louisiana riders certainly deserve freedom of access to your public waterways.
Mr. Stephen Sagrera, Chairman. Abbeville, LA. phone: 337 893-7709
Fax: (337) 893-7703
Mr. Patrick Morrow, Vice Chairman. Opelousas, LA. phone: 337 948-4483
Mr. Billy Broussard, At-Large. Kaplan, LA. phone: 337-652-4191
Mr. Ronald Graham, At-Large. Ruston, LA. phone: 318-232-7021
Mrs. Ann Taylor, At-Large. Boutte, LA. phone: 985-758-2795
Mr. Steve Oats, At-Large. Lafayette, LA. phone: 337- 233-1100
Thank you for your efforts. Your voice is the one that counts in this issue.
Last edited by shawn alladio; 04-27-2011 at 12:03 PM. Reason: added pic
05-05-2011, 11:11 AM #2
We Got It. Our Amendments Passed. Thanks so much Shawn for helping us in our time of need.
Thanks to the rest of you that supported our issue as well: http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...=1#post1686555
05-05-2011, 02:35 PM #3
05-05-2011, 02:46 PM #4
Hey Shawn, I have another fight that needs to be fought. The PWC ban in the Big Thicket National Forest. As far as I know they have never completed the enviromental assessment study. I have called and talked to various people at the park HQ and it seems as though it is the decision of the park manager to continue the ban. The last time I talked to somebody there he said he doubted that it would ever be overturned because all we ever do is go around in circles and that causes erosion of the shoreline. Not a very intelligent group to deal with.
05-05-2011, 09:49 PM #5
Each time we talked he would bring up an argument then I would shoot it down. I even asked him if PWCs were so bad why were so many law inforcement agencies using them? He said it was because of cost. I finally stopped trying when he told me that the jet drives in the ski's damaged vegetation more than the props on boats. How can you argue with idiots?
06-04-2011, 05:02 PM #6
06-04-2011, 05:27 PM #7
The only way something could be done about this is through legal action. Most PWC owners in our area dont even know that there is a ban. I found out about 3 years ago, when I was pulled over and given a warning ticket for being in there.
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