Keep Covington Beautiful is sponsoring its annual Bogue Falaya River Sweep, a litter cleanup on the Bogue Falaya River, on Saturday, September 28th.
KCB invites volunteers to bring their canoes & kayaks to the Menetre (4th Avenue) Boat Launch at 9:00 a.m. KCB will provide trash bags, gloves & litter grabbers. Paddlers will collect litter from the river beginning at the boat launch to the Boston Street Bridge & back to Bogue Falaya Park.
Volunteers are needed to assist with signing in the paddlers at the boat launch, with setting up the picnic and with helping paddlers unload their catch at the park.
Paddlers and volunteers are asked to sign up by September 23rd by contacting KCB at 985-867-3652 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate whether you have your own canoe/kayak or need one. A limited number of canoes and kayaks will be available. They will be assigned as paddlers sign up. Event day volunteers & paddlers are always welcome but canoe/kayak availability cannot be guaranteed.
Personal flotation devices required for all paddlers.
All volunteers will be required to sign a waiver before participating in the event. Signature of parent or guardian is required for youth under the age of 18, or if part of a group, by the organization’s authorized adult sponsor. Waiver form: keepcovingtonbeautiful.org.
A picnic for volunteers and paddlers following the clean-up will be held at the small pavilion near the entrance to Bogue Falaya Park. Prizes will be given for the largest item and the most unusual item collected.
As much as eighty percent of all litter and debris in our oceans, rivers and lakes originates on land, carried there by wind and storm water run-off. The rivers that define the city of Covington are essential to its unique character. Join us to help keep our portion of this scenic river clean!
To become a KCB member or volunteer and to learn how to get involved with KCB’s major project, the Blue Swamp Creek Nature Trail, visit our website, www.keepcovingtonbeautiful.org. In addition to the nature trail, Keep Covington Beautiful’s other projects include planting the downtown street-side planters, an Arbor Day celebration, educational seminars, litter prevention and recycling activities. Follow on FB.
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