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Planning meeting scheduled for 2016 Bayou Lafourche clean up event

Planning meeting scheduled for 2016 Bayou Lafourche clean up event

The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) will be hosting a planning meeting for the 2016 Bayou Lafourche Cleanup on Wed., January 13th. The meeting will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District Office on St. Mary Street in Thibodaux.

The clean up event will be held on March 12, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. It is projected to clean up 106 miles of the bayou from Donaldsonville to Leeville. The cleanup will be done mostly from boats, but volunteers will also be needed to clean in areas around bridges and along the bayou side.

We are in need of volunteers to be part of the planning team. The goal of the planning meeting is to gather input on what can be done to make the 2016 event a bigger success than the past years. The public is invited to attend.

The purpose of the cleanup is to raise awareness about marine debris and clean the body of water that provides the drinking water for our area.

For more information concerning the clean up or to RSVP for the planning meeting contact Alma Robichaux at alma@btnep.org.