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Leaders Against Litter need your help to clean up Baton Rouge

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Some serious spring cleaning will happen on Friday to a portion of downtown Baton Rouge, and the Lieutenant Governor will be there to help.

Keep Louisiana Beautiful has launched a brand new program called Leaders Against Litter. On Friday, April 11, public leaders, such as Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne, will help 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 will participate in the inaugural program. The hope is to save in the future by encouraging people to stop littering.

"We will have a big pledge card that we will ask our volunteers to sign that day," Meick said. "We want to educate citizens that it's not okay to litter and there's a proper way to dispose of your waste."

Volunteers are needed to help make the day a success. It's all starting at 9 a.m. on Friday. If you want to participate, all you have to do is show up. For more information call (225) 381-0860.

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