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Beach Sweep and Inland Waterway Cleanup Planned for Lake Charles

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Beach Sweep and Inland Waterway Cleanup is an annual event held on the third Saturday in September in conjunction with the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup.  This year’s event is planned for Saturday, September 15, from 8 a.m. to noon and is presented by the City of Lake Charles and Keep Greater Lake Charles Beautiful-Team Green.

Volunteers will meet at 7:00 a.m. in the parking lot on the west side of the old Harrah’s parking garage for a pre-event briefing.  Following the briefing, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., volunteers will collect trash and record their collections with data cards.  From 11 a.m. to noon, there will be an event wrap-up with comments from Mayor Nicholas Hunter, including awards presentations, and refreshments.

“Team Green is asking for volunteer groups, service clubs, and families who will commit to helping cleanup one of our area’s beaches, shorelines, boat launches, or inland waterways in order to keep it beautiful and environmentally safe,” said Mason Lindsay, Keep Greater Lake Charles Beautiful volunteer coordinator.

Waste Management will provide trash receptacles on the west side of the old Harrah’s parking garage to bring the trash that will be collected that morning. For additional information or to register to volunteer, contact Rebecca Thibodeaux at 491-1481, rebecca.thibodeaux@cityoflc.us or Esther Vincent at 337-491-1465.

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