BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Plenty of folks got out Friday to do their part to keep Louisiana beautiful, and among them was Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna.
This was at Arsenal Parks and the capitol lakes Friday morning. Governor Edwards says eliminating litter isn't just about attracting more tourism and investors, but also ensuring a good quality of life for the people already in Baton Rouge.
"We've gotta' stop littering so much. I mean, there's just something about folks here in Louisiana that's too lackadaisical about that. We need to do better," said Edwards.
Friday's cleanup efforts were the kick-off of Keep Louisiana Beautiful's signature event, called Leaders Against Litter.