3.415 Tons of Trash

The official data is in. The Army Corps of Engineers reports that Ouachita Green’s water sweep last Saturday, Sept. 9, took 6,830 pounds of trash out of our waters and off their shorelines. That’s 3.415 tons of litter that will NOT be floating around in the Ouachita River, our bayous, and tributaries that lead to the river.

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Trash taken from the Ouachita River.                             Photo by Bette Kauffman

The Corps also reports that 425 volunteers participated in this effort. What an outstanding effort by the many organizations and individual citizens who came out to help!

A special thanks to Louisiana Delta Adventures, the signature sponsor of the event. Look for new locations to be added to next year’s event and get involved!