Join parishwide cleanup effort
|Thelezia Folse/Herald Guide|
Students from Harry Hurst Middle School pick up trash on the side of the road during last year’s Trash Bash.
Trash Bash is a bi-annual litter cleanup and recycling awareness event in which people are assigned to clean up certain areas across the parish. The event will be held on Saturday from 8-11:30 a.m.
“After three years of hosting Trash Bash events, we notice a huge improvement in how clean the parish looks,” said Renee Simpson, public information officer for the parish. “I think collecting trash and having residents visualize it as bags on the side of the road does a lot to educate people about just how prevalent the litter issue is in St. Charles Parish.”
Last spring more than 250 people volunteered for the event. They collected more than four tons of garbage over 57 miles of roadway as well as 25 bags of recyclable material, 23 tires, a fuel tank and scrap metal.
“We appreciate our volunteers so much for their commitment to presenting a beautiful parish and we hope to see more people pitch in,” Simpson said.
While the fall event does not feature an after-party like its spring counterpart, Simpson said it is very important to the community and is also a great way for students to gain service hours required by school or community organizations.
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre said the event is also a good opportunity for residents to clean up their own yards, especially around streets and drainage ditches or canals.
To sign up or learn more information, visit www.scptrashbash.org or call (985)764-1207. Those who sign up before Friday will receive a t-shirt and cleanup gear.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
A woman who police say was drunk when she crashed into a car and killed the aunt...
The Destrehan Wildcats' hopes for another state championship were dashed when they...
Hahnville head football coach Lou Valdin has resigned after 15 years with the...
An appearance in the Superdome and a shot at Destrehan’s third state championship...
In order to track down vandals who have used pellet guns to cause damage to 11...
A New Sarpy man was arrested after police responding to a drug call discovered 17...
Service and Repair on YAMAHA, MERCURY, EVINRUDE and JOHNSON Motors.
Woman begs judge not to throw her life away - 7367 views
A woman who police say was drunk when she crashed into another car and killed three people and a fetus, has written a letter to the judge in her case admitting responsibility but pleading with him not to throw her life away.