Parish President Pat Brister Picks Up the 750,000th Pound of Litter
Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, and others from her administration spent time today removing litter from the streets of St. Tammany, to commemorate the 750,000th pound of trash picked up since she created Keep St. Tammany Beautiful. Parish President Brister and Keep St. Tammany Beautiful have now surpassed three quarters of a million pounds of litter that have been bagged up and removed, in an effort to stem the tide of unsightly garbage that is strewn across the Parish. Realizing several years ago the need to proactively tackle the growing litter problem that was becoming a blemish in a Parish that prides itself on its natural beauty, Parish President Brister created Keep St. Tammany Beautiful. The creation of Keep St. Tammany Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep Louisiana Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful, has been the main driving force in cleaning up the unincorporated areas of the Parish.
“Three quarters of a million pounds of litter have been picked up off the streets of this Parish, I am proud of our efforts to preserve our natural beauty,” said Parish President Brister. “The success of these efforts demonstrate how a determined program, like Keep St. Tammany Beautiful, can make a positive impact of the lives of our citizens and this great community. However, we must all play a part to begin the cultural change to stop litter from negatively impacting our quality of life.”
In addition to the litter pick up programs, Keep St. Tammany Beautiful partners with Parish Government to host the wildly popular Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days throughout the Parish; will sponsor their first ever residential Shred Day scheduled on May 18th to shred sensitive documents free of charge; and works with homeowner associations for neighborhood pick up events. To volunteer for Keep St. Tammany Beautiful events, visit: www.keepsttammanybeautiful.org/get-invovled/volunteer.
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