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Mayor's parish-wide cleanup set for April 1

6 years 11 months 1 week ago Wednesday, March 22 2017 Mar 22, 2017 March 22, 2017 4:59 PM March 22, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Alicia Serrano

BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is hosting a parish-wide cleanup event on Saturday, Apr. 1.

Residents are asked to join Broome along with community groups and businesses to help pick up litter at several sites throughout the community. The event will start at 8:30 a.m. for registration and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for the cleanup.

The cleanup will take place in areas in each of the 12 Metro Council districts through the City-Parish. Volunteers are asked to wear a red t-shirt in honor of Baton Rouge's bicentennial celebration. Those who wish to participate can sign up as an individual or a team. To sign up go to http://kbrb.org/projects or call  (225) 381- 0860.

All cleaning supplies and water will be provided.

Litter costs Louisiana taxpayers an estimated $40 million yearly for disposal, enforcement of litter laws and anti-litter education programs, according to Keep Louisiana Beautiful.

"Mayor Broome's Clean Sweep EBR" is being hosted in collaboration with Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful and Great American Cleanup. The mayor is partnering with Visit Baton Rouge, Waste Management, Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Downtown Business Association, Baton Rouge Lodging Association, East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Baton Rouge 200 and the Downtown Development District.

"A clean city is not only great for our residents, but it also affects tourism, economic development, and it even affects crime.  We need everyone working together to make our community a place we are all proud to call home," Broome said. 

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