FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Town of Arcadia TO HOLD CLEANUP/BEAUTIFICATION EVENT ON Saturday, April 22, 2023
FOR LOVE THE BOOT WEEK
Love the Boot Week, April 17-23, 2023, is Louisiana’s Largest Litter Cleanup
Organized by Keep Louisiana Beautiful
Arcadia, LA — On 04/22/23 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Town of Arcadia will host Litter pick- up/Beautification as part of Love the Boot Week, Louisiana’s largest litter cleanup effort held in conjunction with Earth Week, April 17-23, 2023. Love the Boot Week is organized by Keep Louisiana Beautiful and supported by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
We are expecting Arcadia citizens to participate. We are hoping to clean each park and streets in each district. We will meet up at city hall @ 9:00 am to go out into the community to pick-up litter and complete a beautification project.
“Please remember it can start with one street at a time to make a difference for our beloved town of Arcadia,” says Timothy Williams, Councilman of District 5 “We look forward to organizing more cleanup events to engage our community and improve the quality of life we experience in our community.”
“Be part of the solution, please come out and support this cleanup Arcadia,” says Olandis Millican, Mayor of Arcadia “This cleanup can also be done by picking up trash around your premises!”
Litter is not a new problem for Louisiana’s 64 parishes. For decades, litter has become increasingly detrimental to our communities, leading to a multitude of repercussions such as:
- Blight on natural areas, cities, towns, roadways, and waterways
- Death of wildlife due to polluted habitats
- Decline in quality of life in neighborhoods
- A negative impact on economic development, infrastructure, and tourism
- Flooding caused by storm drains clogged with litter and debris
Despite spending over $40 million in litter abatement each year, Louisiana is still experiencing shocking levels of litter statewide.
“Sportsman’s Paradise won’t be litter-free overnight, but by coming together during Love the Boot Week, we can bring awareness to the issue and take steps toward achieving a more beautiful Louisiana,” says Susan Russell, Executive Director of Keep Louisiana Beautiful.
Following the conclusion of Love the Boot Week, Keep Louisiana Beautiful will release an outcomes report summarizing the collective impact of the registered cleanup and beautification events. This report will include the total number of events, volunteers, bags of trash collected, pounds of trash collected, and other relevant statistics.
Volunteers can register for the Town of Arcadia cleanup event at http://www.lovetheboot.org. Questions about this specific event should be directed to the event organizer, Timothy Williams, Councilman at 318-607-2207, Edwin Mason, Councilman at 318-243-9708, or Olandis Millican, Mayor at 318-263-8456.
Love the Boot Week is made possible by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Coca-Cola, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.
About Town of Arcadia
The town of Arcadia is located in the state of Louisiana, in Bienville Parish. Arcadia is a town in Louisiana with a population of 2,737.
About Keep Louisiana Beautiful
Keep Louisiana Beautiful is an anti‐litter and community improvement non-profit organization focused on achieving a clean and beautiful Louisiana through education, enforcement, public awareness, and community engagement. Keep Louisiana Beautiful is affiliated with Keep America Beautiful and comprised of a statewide network of 40 Community Affiliates and seven University Affiliates. Learn more at http://www.keeplouisianabeautiful.org.
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