Local organization uses Memorial Day weekend to clean Bayou Teche

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TECHE  Project, a local organization, has been working since 2008 to keep the bayou clean.  They have removed 53 tons, or 106,000 pounds of garbage from the bayou in four parishes. 

The groups focus is to remove trash so that visitors can enjoy the scenic Bayou Teche Paddle Trail. However trash can cause flood waters to rise faster.  

Dane Thibodeaux, the Bayou coordinator operator explained, “If those drainage canals are clogged, with trash and debris, then the water cant get out as fast as it needs to.   And water rises faster. “

 Volunteers also spent the day picking up trash in magnolia park. Thibodeaux explains it’s important to keep trash off of the banks as heavy rain can carry trash into the bayou.

Thibodeaux said,”as residents we can take responsibility to make sure our bank line stays clear of debris that we don’t throw anything outside of our vehicles because eventually, regardless of how far you are from the water, everything trickles down..”

 Holli Guilbeau is with keep St. Martin Beautiful. 

 Guilbeau said, “Its all about changing peoples mind sets, its not ok to litter, its a good thing to recycle so we can re use and we only have a limited amount of resources.”

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