Volunteers clean up Terrebonne Parish waterways
HOUMA - Along the banks of Lake Houmas and Bayou Petit Caillou, volunteers found tires, a golf club, cigarette butts, fast-food trash, vodka bottles and a pair of underwear.
It was the first time the Wetlands Discovery Center had organized a Terrebonne Parish Bayou Cleanup.
Executive director Jonathan Foret said hopes to make it an annual event.
About 20 volunteers showed up for Saturday's cleanup. It originally was scheduled for March 12, but was postponed because of rain.
Foret said students at the Discovery Center's Wetlands Youth Summit proposed the cleanup and the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, which organizes the annual Bayou Lafourche Cleanup, helped plan the event. The center paid for trash bags, gloves and tools through a grant from Keep Louisiana Beautiful.