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6th Annual Quack-A-Falaya Duck Race This Saturday

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The Covington Rotary Club announces their 6th Annual Quack-A-Falaya Rubber Duck Race on the Bogue Falaya this Saturday September 26th, 2020. This Celebration of Clean Water and Family Recreation was rescheduled from its traditional spring date due to COVID.

From the Covington Rotary Club:

Support the efforts of the Rotary Club of Covington by buying a duck or two! Fastest duck earns its owner $1500. We’ll also have prizes for the top 10 RUBBER DUCKS.

To ensure we keep to physical distancing protocols, we will LIVESTREAM the race on the Covington Rotary Club and Quack-A-Falaya Facebook pages. Winners will be contacted and need not be present to win.

If you would like to support the efforts of the Covington Rotary Club, you can also make a straight up donation on the eventbrite.com page. THANK YOU! Visit the Facebook pages or www.covrotary.org for more information on the efforts of Covington Rotarians. We are People of Action! Come join us!

The race begins 9 am at the Bogue Falaya Wayside Park.
Sponsor a duck for $20 here: www.eventbrite.com

Proceeds will benefit: Miracle League Northshore, Keep Covington Beautiful, the Covington Boys and Girls Club, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, and the efforts of the Covington Rotary Foundation (501 c 3)

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2018 LPBF Beach Sweep Clean-Up

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Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation will hold its 28th annual Beach Sweep, a day designated to clean up around the Lake Pontchartrain Basin, on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., and it will be followed by a picnic for our registered volunteers at the New Canal Lighthouse as a thank you for helping to keep our basin clean!

LPBF’s Beach Sweep is held in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup sponsored by Ocean Conservancy. Volunteers, partners, and sponsors help care for the areas that drain the Pontchartrain Basin by cleaning curbs, ditches, and storm drains on city streets and rural roadways. Designated areas for cleanup around the lake include Orleans, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. Tammany, and East Baton Rouge parishes.

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KCB Announces 2016 River Sweep

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Keep Covington Beautiful is sponsoring its annual Bogue Falaya River Sweep, a litter clean-up on the Bogue Falaya River, on Saturday, September 17th.  KCB will partner with the City of Covington and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s Beach Sweep. This event is held in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy.
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 in & along the river from the boat launch to the Boston Street Bridge & back to Bogue Falaya Park.
Volunteers are also 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 14 th by contacting KCB at see url watch aciclovir nukleosidanalogon https://opendoorsatl.org/definition/dataset-papers-in-biology/9/ i have never written an essay go site go to link source link see how do i end my college essay how to retrieve an email on ipad durkheim and weber essays bula do viagra feminino treat viagra overdose source link argumentative essay topics 2018 https://hudsonpubliclibrary.org/library/apa-research-papers-topics/92/ https://robsonranchviews.com/article/how-to-choose-a-research-paper-topic/4/ http://archive.ceu.edu/store.php?treat=medicamentos-que-contienen-levitra cialis logo https://www.arvadachamber.org/verified/proofreading-dissertation-rates/49/ essay on role of women in modern india case study house of quality existuje viagra pre zeny article and essay differences follow site stop taking lexapro after 3 days media topics for essays source site come e quando prendere cialis 8th grade us history essay questions bestherbal 985-867- 3652 or keepcovbeautiful@gmail.com. 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 are 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. The waiver form is or will be available at keepcovingtonbeautiful.org.
Free Beach Sweep event t-shirts will be available in various sizes for the first (50) volunteers to sign in on the day of the event.  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 on the river.
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, 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. Like us on Facebook.

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KCB Receives KLB Grant

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Keep Covington Beautiful KCBKeep Covington Beautiful (KCB) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a recipient of a 2016-2017 Healthy Communities Grant from Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the State’s premier anti-litter and community improvement organization.
The grant ($9,380) will support KCB’s overall project goals to raise awareness of the importance of the city’s network of waterways, to promote stewardship of the natural environment and to expand the educational potential of the Blue Swamp Creek Nature Trail.
KCB will partner with the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation to sponsor its Water Watch Program, designed to teach students about water quality and watershed management, at one of the local schools. Clean-ups of portions of Blue Swamp Creek and Mile Branch will be held and the potential negative effects of trash found in the creeks will be studied.
The Blue Swamp Creek Nature Trail, an existing community amenity created and maintained by KCB at the Covington Recreational Complex, serves as KCB’s primary, on-going environmental education project. A team will be formed to research and design several graphic educational signs, which will be installed along the trail, explaining the ecological benefits of the various native plant habitats visitors are passing through and the management practices used to maintain them.
“We are extremely grateful for these funds which enable us to work directly with some of the youth of our community and to provide more information to our citizens about our local natural environment”, said Priscilla Floca, KCB Executive Director.
Keep Covington Beautiful is a volunteer-based, non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation working to form partnerships between citizens, businesses and government for beautification, environmental education, recycling and litter prevention in Covington. KCB encourages the participation of all citizens in its projects.
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keepcovbeautiful@gmail.com   Phone: 985-867- 3652
“Keep Louisiana Beautiful, Inc. is the state’s anti-litter and community improvement organization focused on education, enforcement, awareness and cleanups.  Affiliated with Keep America Beautiful, Keep Louisiana Beautiful’s mission is to promote personal, corporate and community responsibility for a clean and beautiful Louisiana.  With a network of 39 affiliates in communities throughout the state, over 23,000 volunteers work toward a clean and beautiful Louisiana.”

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Get Your Rotary Club Quack A Falaya Duck

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rotary duckThe Covington Rotary Club is raising funds to promote healthy families and recreation in Covington and throughout the Northshore, and the Quack-A-Falaya is a Rubber Duck Race and Paddlers Parade on the Bogue Falaya River in Covington on Saturday, May 14, 2016. The ducks will race from the Tammany Trace to The Chimes Restaurant, with a party at The Chimes after the race. Watch the ducks come in and learn about the organizations supported all along the boardwalk at The Chimes.  Dress like a duck and get free drinks!
It’s $20 to sponsor a duck (buy a raffle ticket). 1500 ducks will race; all ducks are numbered (the duck is your raffle ticket); first duck to the FINISH LINE will win $1500. Guaranteed 1 in 100 chances to win a prize. All prizes have a value ranging from $25 to $1500 including Saints tickets, hotel stays, etc. all donated by Covington Rotary Club members and local businesses.
To join in the Paddlers Parade, go to CovQuack.net or covrotary.org. Entry in the Paddlers Parade is $25 — includes limited edition Quack A Falaya t-shirt and entry into a separate drawing for a prize. (you do need to be present at The Chimes to claim that one) Also prizes for best duck costume in the Paddlers Parade: under 16, over 16, and Brood category (must have at least 1 mama duck and 2 ducklings to be eligible).
All proceeds go to the Covington Rotary Foundation, a 501(c)3 entity; recipients of funds raised this year are: The Miracle League Northshore, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, Keep Covington Beautiful, and the Blueways water trail project.   Follow them on twitter #CovQuack. Join our fb page: Quack-A-Falaya Duck Race & Paddlers Parade. Winners need not be present to win; make sure they have your phone number and e-mail address so you can be contacted.
Covington Rotary Club was founded in 1927. It is an organization of local business professionals united under the banner of “Service Above Self.” The Quack-A-Falaya is designed to help bring attention to the strong connection between Rotary, water, and community health.
All proceeds raised in the Quack-A-Falaya will go to efforts of and supported by the Covington Rotary Foundation: Miracle League Northshore, Blueways paddle trail along the Bogue Falaya, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, and Keep Covington Beautiful.

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Annual Bogue Falaya River Sweep Trash Collection Event This Saturday

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kcbriversweepKeep Covington Beautiful is sponsoring its annual Bogue Falaya River Sweep, a litter clean-up on the Bogue Falaya River, on Saturday, September 19th. KCB will partner with the City of Covington and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s Beach Sweep. This event is held in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy.

KCB invites volunteers to bring their canoes & kayaks to the Menetre (4th Avenue) Boat Launch at 8:00 a.m. KCB will provide trash bags, gloves & litter grabbers. Paddlers will collect litter in & along the river from the boat launch to the Boston Street Bridge & back. Personal flotation devices are 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.

Volunteers will also pick up litter at the boat launch and other locations where litter accumulates or enters the river, ending at Bogue Falaya Park. Volunteers are needed to assist with signing in the volunteers at the boat launch, with setting up the picnic and with helping paddlers unload their catch at the park.

Paddlers and volunteers interested in helping with the clean-up are asked to sign up by September 14th by contacting KCB at 985-867-3652 or email to keepcovbeautiful@gmail.com. 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. Free Beach Sweep event t-shirts will be available in various sizes for the first (50) volunteers to sign in at the event. All volunteers and paddlers are invited to a picnic at Bogue Falaya Park small pavilion following the clean-up. Prizes will be given for the largest item and the most unusual item collected on the river.

kcb river sweep

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 member or volunteer and to learn how to get involved with KCB’s major project, the Blue Swamp Creek Nature Trail, located at the Covington Recreation Complex, visit keepcovingtonbeautiful.org. In addition to the nature trail, Keep Covington Beautiful’s other projects include planting the downtown street-side planters, an Arbor Day tree give-away, educational seminars, litter prevention and recycling activities. www.keepcovingtonbeautiful.org

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Keep Covington Beautiful Annual Bogue Falaya River Sweep – PLUS New Covington Clean & Green River Run!

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Keep Covington BeautifulKeep Covington Beautiful (KCB) is sponsoring its annual Bogue Falaya River Sweep, a litter clean-up on the Bogue Falaya River, on Saturday September 21st, as  part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup Day. KCB will partner with the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF), local coordinator for the nationwide event, and the City of Covington for the event.

KCB invites volunteers to bring their canoes and kayaks to the Menetre (4th Avenue) Boat Launch at 8:00 a.m.  KCB will provide trash bags, gloves and litter grabbers for the paddlers, who will collect litter in and along the river from the boat launch to the Boston Street Bridge and back to Bogue Falaya Park.

This year following the clean-up will be a fun new event, the Covington Clean & Green River Run canoe and kayak races!  The races will benefit KCB’s major project, the Blue Swamp Creek Nature Trail located at the Covington Recreation Complex.  In addition to the nature trail, race proceeds will support KCB’s many other projects: tree give-aways, educational seminars, planting downtown  planters and recycling at local events, such as the Three Rivers Art Festival.

Paddlers and volunteers interested in helping with the clean-up or participating in the races are asked to sign up by September 16th by contacting KCB.  A limited number of canoes and kayaks will be available for both of the events.  They will be assigned as paddlers sign up. Event day volunteers and paddlers are always welcome but canoe/kayak availability cannot be guaranteed. Race entry forms with race divisions and race sponsorship opportunities are available at www.keepcovingtonbeautiful,org or by contacting KCB.  Race entry forms, with payment by check only, can be submitted to KCB by mail or dropped off at Campbell’s Coffee & Tea, 516 S Tyler St. KCB can be contacted by phone at 985-867-3652 or email at kcb@covla.com.

Please Note For Both Events: Personal flotation devices are required for all paddlers.  Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or if part of a group, by the organization’s authorized adult sponsor.  All paddlers will be required to sign a waiver before participating in either event.

Volunteers are needed to assist with signing in the paddlers at the boat launch, with setting up the picnic, with helping paddlers unload their catch at the park, as well as with the race.  All volunteers, clean-up paddlers and race participants are invited to a picnic at Bogue Falaya Park small pavilion following the races.

Prizes will be given for the largest item and the most unusual item collected in the clean-up and to winners of all race divisions.

Everyone is invited to come by the park to watch the events, to meet KCB members and volunteers and to learn how to get involved with KCB’s beautification, environmental education, recycling and litter prevention efforts.

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 Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF) has been working in the Bogue Falaya watershed since 2002.  Over the years, they have monitored water quality and addressed hundreds of sources of pollution entering the watershed.  The Bogue Falaya was removed from the Impaired Waterbodies List for fecal coliform in 2008. The rivers that define the city of Covington are essential to its unique character.  Join KCB to help keep our portion of this scenic river clean!