Love the Boot Week, April 17-23, 2023, is Louisiana’s Largest Litter CleanupKeep Natchitoches Beautiful/City of Natchitoches will hold Love the Boot Cleanup 2023 on Thursday, April 20 from 10-11 am as part of Love the Boot Week, Louisiana’s largest litter cleanup effort held in conjunction with Earth Week, April 17-23, 2023. Love the Boot Week is organized by Keep Louisiana Beautiful and supported by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
The litter cleanup will take place on University Parkway. Everyone will meet up at Super One located at 5696 LA-1 in Natchitoches. The area of focus will be University Parkway since it is the gateway into our City and Northwestern State University. There will be several employees from each City department participating, and there will also be some volunteers from the Coca-Cola office in Shreveport. Everyone in the community is more than welcome to come out and help us make our city look more beautiful.
“Keep Natchitoches Beautiful and the City of Natchitoches sees the value in fighting Louisiana’s litter problem,” says Alicia Christophe, Director of Keep Natchitoches Beautiful. “We look forward to organizing more cleanup events to engage our employees and our community to help improve the quality of life we experience in our city. If we all work together, we can help make our city more beautiful. We look forward to seeing everyone on April 20th!”
Litter is not a new problem for Louisiana’s 64 parishes. For decades, litter has become increasingly detrimental to our communities, leading to a multitude of repercussions such as:
Blight on natural areas, cities, towns, roadways, and waterways
Death of wildlife due to polluted habitats
Decline in quality of life in neighborhoods
A negative impact on economic development, infrastructure, and tourism
Flooding caused by storm drains clogged with litter and debris
Despite spending over $40 million in litter abatement each year, Louisiana is still experiencing shocking levels of litter statewide.
“Sportsman’s Paradise won’t be litter-free overnight, but by coming together during Love the Boot Week, we can bring awareness to the issue and take steps toward achieving a more beautiful Louisiana,” says Susan Russell, Executive Director of Keep Louisiana Beautiful.
Following the conclusion of Love the Boot Week, Keep Louisiana Beautiful will release an outcomes report summarizing the collective impact of the registered cleanup and beautification events. This report will include the total number of events, volunteers, bags of trash collected, pounds of trash collected, and other relevant statistics.
Volunteers can register for the Keep Natchitoches Beautiful/City of Natchitoches cleanup event at http://www.lovetheboot.org. Questions about this specific event should be directed to the event organizer, Alicia Christophe, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love the Boot Week is made possible by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Coca-Cola, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. For more information about Love the Boot Week, visit http://www.lovetheboot.org. or contact email@example.com.
About Keep Natchitoches Beautiful
Keep Natchitoches Beautiful’s goal is to help reduce litter and to help beautify the City of Natchitoches. For more information about future Keep Natchitoches Beautiful events please follow us on Facebook at Keep Natchitoches Beautiful. To schedule a cleanup, please visit our City website at http://www.natchitochesla.gov and click “Plan a Cleanup” at the top of the page.
About Keep Louisiana Beautiful
Keep Louisiana Beautiful is an anti‐litter and community improvement non-profit organization focused on achieving a clean and beautiful Louisiana through education, enforcement, public awareness, and community engagement. Keep Louisiana Beautiful is affiliated with Keep America Beautiful and comprised of a statewide network of 40 Community Affiliates and seven University Affiliates. Learn more at http://www.keeplouisianabeautiful.org.