Leaders throughout Natchitoches Parish are joining Keep Natchitoches Beautiful to participate in the third annual “Leaders Against Litter” event Friday, March 18, 2016. Keep Natchitoches Beautiful is one of 29 Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) affiliate communities across the state to host this statewide “litter-thon.”
Leaders Against Litter will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the MLK Recreational Community Center located at 660 MLK Drive in Natchitoches. City, Parish and community leaders will travel along MLK Drive collecting litter using golden grabbers and wearing matching Leaders Against Litter T-shirts. Following the cleanup, the leaders will be asked to sign a pledge to SPEAK UP and spread the word that litter is not acceptable, to PICK UP litter whenever they see it, and to STAND UP and lead the way for a litter-free Louisiana.
Keep Louisiana Beautiful and Volunteer Louisiana invited hundreds of local elected officials, stakeholders, community leaders, school and church leaders and potential supporters to participate in the Leaders Against Litter event conducted in twenty-nine cities and parishes throughout the state. Simultaneous cleanups will take place across the state in an effort to shed light on the litter problem in Louisiana and to engage local leaders in litter-prevention efforts. Following the morning cleanups, statewide cleanup results including numbers of pledges signs and bags of trash collected will be announced at a 2:00 p.m. press conference at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge.
The general public is encouraged to follow the example of the leaders in Natchitoches parish and participate in the Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Individuals, groups and organizations can sign up to clean a particular park, neighborhood or street as part of the Great American Cleanup.
For more information on Leaders Against Litter, the Great American Cleanup, or how to volunteer with Keep Natchitoches Beautiful, please call (318) 352-2746.
About Leaders Against Litter
Leaders Against Litter is a statewide Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) event uniting leaders on common ground for a cleaner, more beautiful Louisiana. Community and political leaders throughout the state will join in publicly pledging their support for a litter-free Louisiana. After a morning cleaning their local communities, representatives will meet on the steps of the State Capitol to kick off the Great American Cleanup occurring throughout the state in the months of March, April and May involving thousands of community volunteers.
About Keep Louisiana Beautiful
Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) is a volunteer-based service organization dedicated to a more beautiful and litter-free Louisiana. Through a statewide network of over 39 affiliate organizations, KLB engages over 23,000 volunteers at a value of over $2.3 million dollars. Volunteers pick up over 670,000 pounds of litter from roadways and waterways. Each year, KLB issues close to a quarter million dollars for programs and activities focusing on environmental education, litter enforcement, cleanups, recycling and strengthening communities. KLB promotes personal, corporate and community responsibility for a clean and beautiful Louisiana. For more information, visit http://www.keeplouisianabeautiful.org, like on Facebook and follow on Twitter.