Monday, September 21, 2009

Cleanin' Up The Basin

The first Annual “Inherit the Atchafalaya Basin” clean up will be held this Saturday at 9:00 AM at the Atchafalaya Welcome center in Butte La Rose.

This event was organized by local musician and basin activist, Drew Landry, the Basin Keepers, a local non profit whose mission is to act as the environmental watchdogs of the Basin, renowned Cajun Heritage author Greg Girard, with logistics and event support provided by Bodacious Productions, LLC.

The goal of the event is to provide local fisherman, sportsman, environmental enthusiasts and all concerned individuals that want to participate in an effort to clean up the Atchafalaya Basin, with a way to get involved. Local environmental leader, Harold Shoeffler offers that “It’s all about changing people's attitudes and leaving something for the next generation.” This is the exact spirit of the day’s activities.

The first ever cleanup will last from 9:00 AM till 2:00 PM and will be followed by an awards ceremony, at 4:00 PM at Whiskey River Landing in Henderson, LA. The trophy (a golden boot) will be flown in by local skydiving team “The Gravity Devils.”

The Bodacious Baskinkeeper BBQ and Benefit Concert will follow the awards ceremony where all will be entertained by music from: The Drew Landry Band, The Howdies, Horace Trahan and Snarky Puppy. The concert will end at 12:00 AM and is for ages 21 and over. Boat registration is available, event information can be found and tickets for the concert can be purchased at

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