KLB’s Leaders Against Litter event to Kick-Off Great American Cleanup Weekend

GreatAmericanCleanupCommunity leaders invited to “lead the way to a cleaner Louisiana”

NATCHITOCHES – Leaders throughout Natchitoches are joining Keep Natchitoches Beautiful to participate in the inaugural “Leaders Against Litter” event Friday, April 11, 2014.  Keep Natchitoches Beautiful is one of 15 Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) affiliate communities across the state selected to host this statewide “litter-thon.”

In partnership with Volunteer Louisiana and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, KLB has awarded a $1,500 grant to host each local event in this statewide effort to heighten awareness and confront the litter problem in Louisiana.

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne has invited local officials, stakeholders, and potential supporters to participate in the Leaders Against Litter event.

Leaders Against Litter is set to begin at 9:00 a.m. at the MLK Recreation Center, located at 660 MLK Drive in Natchitoches.  The group will travel along MLK Drive collecting litter using golden grabbers and wearing gold Leaders Against Litter T-shirts.  Following the cleanup, they will sign a pledge confirming their commitment to a cleaner community and state, and demonstrating their support for Keep Natchitoches Beautiful.

Lt. Governor Dardenne, in conjunction with Keep Louisiana Beautiful and Volunteer Louisiana, will announce the total results of all the events, along with the numbers of pledges signed, at a press conference at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge at 2:00 p.m. on Friday.

The general public is encouraged to follow the example of the leaders in the Natchitoches community and participate in the Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 12, 2014.  For more information on the Leaders Against Litter and Great American Cleanup events in Natchitoches, individuals should contact Keep Natchitoches Beautiful at (318) 357-3822.

About Leaders Against Litter

Leaders Against Litter is a statewide Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) event uniting leaders on common ground for a cleaner, more beautiful Louisiana. On April 11, 2014, community and political leaders throughout the state will join Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne in publicly pledging their support for a litter-free Louisiana.  After a morning cleaning their local communities, representatives will meet on the steps of the State Capitol to kick off the Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 12, 2014 involving thousands of community volunteers.

About Keep Louisiana Beautiful

Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) is a volunteer-based service organization dedicated to a healthy and litter-free Louisiana. Through a network of 45 affiliate communities statewide, KLB promotes its mission to educate Louisianans on the ecological and economic effects of littering. For more information, visit www.keeplouisianabeautiful.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @keeplabeautiful.