• St. John Leaders against Litter Kicks off Spring Beautification Efforts

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    March 13, 2017
     For Immediate Release

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    985-652-9569 or communications@stjohn-la.gov.



    Leaders Against Litter Kicks off Spring Beautification Efforts


    Friday, March 10, 2017


    St. John the Baptist Parish - St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom and her Administrative staff joined Judge Sterling Snowdy, Keep St. John Beautiful Committee Chairman Greg "Za" Maurin and community leaders to lead anti-littering efforts with the Leaders Against Litter Golden Litter Grab Friday morning. Sponsored by Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, the group picked up bags of litter on Belle Terre Boulevard and Airline Hwy. in LaPlace, beginning at the River Region Chamber of Commerce.


    On Saturday, April 29, 2017 clean-up efforts will continue during the Annual Spring Clean Sweep which will consist of a parish wide clean-up day involving community organizations, neighborhood associations, civic groups, schools, and churches. The Spring event will kick off at 8:30 a.m. at the Thomas F. Daley Memorial (Hwy 51) Park with distribution of garbage bags, gloves, trash clamps and t-shirts and conclude around 11:00 a.m.


    Free food, refreshments, and music will be provided following the clean-up activities at the Thomas F. Daley Memorial Park. Groups and individuals wanting to participate are asked to sign up in advance at sjbparish.com or contact Terri Abadie at 985-652-9569.


    In addition, St. Charles and St. John the Baptist Parishes industries will host the annual Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017.  The goal of this event is to provide households an opportunity to properly dispose or recycle materials that are inappropriate for curbside pickup including paint, tires, used oil, batteries, scrap metal, appliances, electronics, etc. The collection location in St. John the Baptist Parish is at the Plaza LaPlace Shopping Center at 1921 Airline Highway in LaPlace, also known as the New Wine Ministries parking lot.




    Baileigh Rebowe, St. John Parish Communications Director