Louisiana seeks volunteers to help clean Elmer's Island

6 years 3 months 5 days ago Sunday, September 03 2017 Sep 3, 2017 September 03, 2017 11:30 AM September 03, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
Image: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is seeking volunteers to help with a beach cleanup at Elmer's Island.
The cleanup is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.  It's being held in coordination with International Coastal Cleanup and National Estuaries Week.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says volunteers will clean about 2.5 miles of shoreline on Elmer's Island. Water will be supplied, but participants are asked to bring refillable water bottles to reduce trash. Snacks and lunch will also be provided.
Department officials say volunteers will track the trash collected to provide insight into other ways to tackle the growing problem of shoreline pollution.
Interested volunteers are asked to pre-register here.
For other information contact Alma Robichaux at alma@btnep.org or 985-447-0868.

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