BATON ROUGE, LA — April 13, 2018 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Friday that Clean Sweep EBR Day, a parish-wide cleanup initiative scheduled for Saturday, April 14, has been canceled due to the threat of thunderstorms. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 23, 2018.
Residents are asked to join Mayor Broome on June 23 alongside Metro Council members, local business leaders, and community partners to pick up litter at various sites throughout the community. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and cleanup will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in targeted areas within the 12 Baton Rouge Metro Council districts.
“A clean city is not only beneficial to our residents, but it boosts tourism and economic development, and even improves public safety,” said Mayor Broome. “With buy-in from the entire community, we can eliminate the culture of litter in Baton Rouge.”
Litter costs Louisiana taxpayers an estimated $40 million yearly for disposal, enforcement of litter laws, and anti-litter education programs, according to Keep Louisiana Beautiful.
Clean Sweep EBR is in partnership with Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful, the Great American Cleanup, Visit Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Downtown Business Association, Baton Rouge Lodging Association, East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Geaux BIG Baton Rouge, and the Downtown Development District.
Volunteers may sign up individually or as a team. Cleaning supplies and water refreshments will be provided to all volunteers.
To register, please visit Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful or call (225) 381-0860.