2018 Date TBD
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. around the lake
Picnic follows for participants
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF) held its annual Spring Sweep, a day designated to clean up around the Lake Pontchartrain Basin, on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Now in its 3rd year, LPBF’s Spring Sweep is held in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup sponsored by Keep America Beautiful. 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 at this time include Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John, St. Tammany, and Tangipahoa parishes.
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To register, please call us at (504)836-2238 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Debris picked up by volunteers is recorded on data cards that catalogue and quantify the types and amounts of trash collected. LPBF forwards this data to local water quality authorities.
To say thank you to the volunteers, on Spring Sweep day LPBF’s Spring Sweep partners provide a picnic for registered participants. The picnic serves as a way to bring together everyone to celebrate the clean sweep of our region. Spring Sweep is an excellent avenue for stewardship and education/outreach. It provides a wonderful opportunity to help in keeping Lake Pontchartrain swimmable.