The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation will hold a Spring Sweep cleanup from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday all around Lake Pontchartrain.
This cleanup event is being held in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Clean Up. To volunteer as an individual or part of a group, contact JoAnn Burke, LPBF education coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To date, volunteers have signed up to work in Jefferson, Orleans, St. Charles and St. Tammany parishes. Cleaning efforts will be in neighborhoods and along the lakefront. Following the sweep, a south shore picnic will be held for registered volunteers.
Debris that is picked up by volunteers will be recorded on data cards. This data is gathered by Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation and will be forwarded to local parish water quality officials for their database of water debris for 2015.