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Sunday, September 16, 2018



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Volunteers Needed For Grand Isle Beach Clean-Up

Volunteers Needed For Grand Isle Beach Clean-Up

 The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP), along with The Nature Conservancy, the Town of Grand Isle, the Grand Isle Community Development Team and the Ocean Conservancy are looking for volunteers for their Grand Isle Beach Clean-Up as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Clean-Up.

The event will be held on Saturday, September 21, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

Volunteers are needed to take action and help in keeping the beaches clean. Volunteers will meet at the Grand Isle Community Center to receive trash bags, gloves, datasheets and a cleanup area. The data sheets will allow The Ocean Conservancy to analyze what is found and share with the world, hopefully bringing awareness as to what is happening on the beaches.

In the past the annual ocean trash reports have played a direct role in shaping national legislation to reduce the problem and in helping towns across the country create recycling and other program to defeat debris. Volunteers will be treated to hot dogs, chips and drinks at the Community Center following the cleanup.

BTNEP is looking for individuals or groups that want to join in this event. For more information, please contact Alma Robichaux at alma@btnep.org or call at 985-447-0868.

BTNEP is one out of 28 national estuary programs in the United States. The organization was established under the EPA Clean Water Act to protect coastal resources. BTNEP is a partnership of government, businesses, scientists, conservation organizations, agricultural interests and individuals for the preservation, protection, and restoration for the Barataria Terrebonne National Estuary in southeast Louisiana.