Bayou Sorrell Clean-up Press Release

The mission of Friends of the Atchafalaya is to promote the conservation and public awareness of the Atchafalaya Basin.

A Clean Green Morning;
Appreciating the Atchafalaya in Iberville Parish

For Immediate Release Wednesday September 17, 2008
Kill Date: Sunday October 5, 2008
Contact: Miriam Davey, President, Friends of the Atchafalaya, (225) 291-4867,

What:  Litter awareness and pick-up, nature appreciation

Who:  Friends of the Atchafalaya, Iberville Parish Council Office, Keep Iberville Beautiful

When: Saturday, October 4, 2008, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Where: Bayou Sorrell Public Landings and Boat Ramps, Bayou Sorrell, LA

Why:  For our nearly subtropical area, fall is always a time of invigoration and rejuvenation as oppressive summer heat and humidity give way to crisp autumn breezes and congregations of southward-bound creatures. As we recover from two hurricanes, and head to the polls to take part in democracy, we recognize that keeping our natural areas clean is an integral part of continuing to build a healthy economy, and maintaining a high quality of life. It’s an active way to be proud of who we are and what we value. Friends of the Atchafalaya acknowledges the great strides Iberville Parish has made in this area, and invites everyone to join us, Iberville Parish Council Office, and Keep Iberville Beautiful for a morning of refreshment, renewal, and recovery. For a few hours, we’ll pick up litter and appreciate Iberville’s abundant and diverse natural history.  Vote early, and meet at the Bayou Sorrell Public Landing and Boat Ramp just across the East Atchafalaya Protection Levee. To get there from Baton Rouge, take LA 1 south to Plaquemine,  LA 75 to Bayou Sorrell, cross the bridge and take a left to the landing. When we finish there, we’ll cross over to the landing east of the levee. Wear long pants, gloves, a hat, and mosquito repellent. For more information, phone Miriam Davey at (225) 291-4867, or go to     .

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