Leaders throughout Natchitoches Parish will join Keep Natchitoches Beautiful for the 4th Annual Leaders Against Litter event Friday, March 10. Keep Natchitoches Beautiful is one of 26 Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) affiliate communities across the state to host this statewide “litter-thon.”
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-six cities and parishes throughout the state. On March 10, affiliates will simultaneously conduct a litter cleanup with the help of volunteer community leaders. The goal is to shed some light on the litter problem in Louisiana and to engage leaders in our efforts to make Louisiana litter-free.
Leaders Against Litter is set to begin at 9 a.m. at the MLK Recreational Community Center located at 660 MLK Drive in Natchitoches. The group 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.
Later that day, Keep Louisiana Beautiful and Volunteer Louisiana will announce the statewide results, along with numbers of pledges signed and bags of trash picked up at a 2 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 Monday, March 20. 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.