from left to right are:
Riley "PeeWee” Berthelot, Tammy Allen, Richard Lee, Kenny Hunt, Hampton Obier,
Jamie Hanks, Elisabeth Patrick, Sharon Oubre, Zen Saunders, Jessica Major,
Community Leaders Participate in Keep Louisiana Beautiful’s
"Leaders Against Litter” event
Friday, March 10, 2017, Port Allen, LA. --- In an effort to educate and
involve community leaders in the fight against litter in Louisiana, Keep
Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) and twenty seven affiliates including Keep West Baton
Rouge Beautiful participated in a statewide litter-a-thon on March 10th
which ended with a press conference in Baton Rouge announcing the results.
Community leaders attended the third annual "Leaders Against
Litter” event, hosted by Keep West Baton Rouge Parish Beautiful. Leaders Against Litter is a signature event
created by KLB and supported by Volunteer Louisiana that gives local leaders
the opportunity to demonstrate their support for keeping Louisiana beautiful by
leading the charge against litter in our community. Local government officials, business and
community leaders joined Keep West Baton Rouge Parish Beautiful in support of West
Baton Rouge Parish.
Leaders used litter grabbers and wore matching event
T-shirts as part of the Team to” lead the way to a cleaner Louisiana”. The
leaders then collectively signed a Leaders Against Litter pledge confirming
their commitment 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
The pledge board is now a traveling display appearing at
different locations in which other leaders and citizens can sign the pledge,
engaging even more individuals and extending the impact of Leaders Against
The Leaders Against Litter events kicked off the Great
American Cleanup held in the months of March, April and May. Members of the
community can become involved by contacting their local affiliate to learn
about other upcoming events, volunteering opportunities and cleanups.
For more information, visit www.keeplouisianabeautiful.org. Find us
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