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      RS 30:2548     


§2548. Adopt a Water Body program

            A. In order to fulfill the obligations and responsibilities assigned to it under R.S. 30:2521, the section shall develop a program to be known as "Adopt a Water Body", whereby a business or a private civic organization may adopt a portion of a public bayou, stream, creek, river, or lake for the sole purpose of controlling litter. Included in the responsibilities of any business or private civic organization which chooses to participate in the program shall be the following:

            (1) Development of a functional plan to influence and encourage the public to improve the appearance of the adopted portion of a public water body.

            (2) A general cleanup of the area at least twice a year.

            (3) Assistance to the section in securing media coverage for the program.

            B. Any organization which adopts a portion of a public bayou, stream, creek, river, or lake may place a sign identifying the organization on an interstate highway or state highway within two hundred feet of the adopted water body upon approval of the Department of Transportation and Development. Such a sign may also be placed on the bank of the adopted water body with the approval of the riparian landowner.

            C. The Department of Transportation and Development may promulgate rules and regulations to implement the provisions of this Section regarding the placement, construction, and maintenance of the signs provided for in this Section.

            Acts 2007, No. 149, §1.

            NOTE: See Acts 2018, No. 509 in which the substance of this provision was amended and redesignated as R.S. 30:2515.

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