Leaders Against Litter holds event to clean up Baton Rouge

Leaders Against Litter holds event to clean up Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Some serious spring cleaning happened Friday in downtown Baton Rouge, and Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser was there to help.

Keep Louisiana Beautiful has launched a brand new program called Leaders Against Litter. On Friday, April 11, public leaders, such as Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, helped other volunteers pick up the trash and clean up our streets.

"It's a pilot program kicking off this year and will hopefully continue in the future," Gwen Meick, Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful, said. "We chose that area of Baton Rouge because that area stays littered due to the trash that comes down from the Interstate. We do clean up there quite often, but Friday we will go there and give it some special attention."

Baton Rouge is just one of 15 cities that participated in the inaugural program. The hope is to save in the future by encouraging people to stop littering.

"I saw it all day today across Louisiana. The hundreds of people that turned out to volunteer and how excited you get them in cleaning up their town. Their city," said Nungesser.

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