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Volunteers wanted for Bayou Terrebonne cleanup Saturday

2 years 8 months 6 days ago Friday, October 02 2020 Oct 2, 2020 October 02, 2020 10:04 AM October 02, 2020 in News
Source: Associated Press
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HOUMA, La. (AP) — Volunteers are needed to help cleanup Louisiana’s Bayou Terrebonne this weekend.

For two hours on Saturday, participants will clean up litter in the bayou in downtown Houma and afterwards get a free meal, The Courier reported.

The Keep Terrebonne Beautiful and Bayou Terrebonne Distillers, in partnership with 15 other downtown businesses and organizations, are hosting the “White Boot Clean Up” from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Noah Lirette, owner of Bayou Terrebonne Distillers, said he hopes the effort is the start of a larger movement to keep the bayou clean.

“It’s something that I think is a problem down here and once people find a way to be proud of where they are from, they’ll stop doing something like that,” Lirette said.

Billie Babin, executive director of Keep Terrebonne Beautiful, said she was excited about the interest the event has garnered. More than 100 people have signed up to help so far, Babin said.

Anyone interested can sign up online on the event’s Facebook page or in person from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday at the distillery in Houma.

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