BTNEP gearing up for 2018 Bayou Lafourche clean up event

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) is getting ready for its 7th Annual 2018 Bayou Lafourche Cleanup on March 10.

The clean up event will be held from 8am-12pm and is projected to clean up 106 miles of the bayou from Donaldsonville to Leeville. The cleanup will be done mostly from boats, but volunteers will also be needed to clean in areas around bridges and along the bayou side.

BTNEP is in need of volunteers to be part of the cleanup efforts, as well as, site captains to head areas along the bayou.

The purpose of the cleanup is to raise awareness about marine debris and clean the body of water that provides the drinking water for our area.

Anyone wishing to sign up to volunteer for the March 10 event can register online at or contact Alma Robichaux at or 985-447-0868.

Contributed by BTNEP