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More than 39 tons of trash removed from Bayou Manchac

4 years ago August 23, 2011 Aug 23, 2011 Tuesday, August 23 2011 Tuesday, August 23, 2011 4:36:02 AM CDT in News
Source: Ascension Parish
By: Brittany Rivas

BAYOU MANCHAC- Crews in Asension Parish removed more than 39 tons of trash and a fallen tree over the weekend from Bayou Manchac.

Thirty one volunteers from Ascension and East Baton Rouge Parish participated in the two-day event and removed by hand over 15 cubic yards or 1.5 tons of mostly drink and fast food containers floating in the water.

The volunteers cleaned about 3 miles of Bayou Manchac from Airline Highway to the end of Camp Drive in Ascension, however officials say there is much more trash along the bayou's 18-mile border between East Baton Rouge, Iberville, and Ascension Parishes.

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