Posted: Aug 23, 2011 5:36 AM by Brittany Rivas
Source: Ascension Parish
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.