The City of Lake Charles and Team Green will join the annual nationwide Beach Sweep and Inland Waterway Cleanup on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, as they do each year on the third Saturday of September.  The event will also be in conjunction with the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup.

There will be a pre-event briefing at 7:30 am for volunteers at the Civic Center. Immediately following, trash will be collected beginning at 8:00 am to 10:30 am and recorded on data cards. The remaining time will be used to wrap-up with comments from Mayor Nic Hunter, with an award presentation and refreshments served, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

“Team Green is asking for volunteer groups, service clubs, and families who will commit to helping clean up one of our area’s beaches, shorelines, boat launches, or inland waterways in order to keep it beautiful and environmentally safe,” said Mason Lindsay, Keep Greater Lake Charles Beautiful volunteer coordinator.

Trash receptacles, provided by Waste Management, will be located at the west side of the old Harrah's parking garage off Interstate-10 for a place to bring trash collected during the morning.

Contact Rebecca Thibodeaux at 337.491.1481, rebecca.thibodeaux@cityoflc.us or Alisa Stevens at 337.491.1465 for more details about how to register to volunteer for the Beach Sweep and Inland Waterway Cleanup.