Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mais, Clean That Bayou!

Volunteers are needed to participate in a cleanup of the Bayou Teche between the Cecilia Bridge and Poche Bridge THIS SATURDAY! Trash bags and trash pickers are provided, volunteers with motor boats are needed and kayaks and canoes also welcomed. Gumbo provided. Let's clean up Bayou Teche!

WHEN: 9:00-2:00; Saturday, March 27
WHERE: 2085 Hwy 31, Arnaudville
WHO: Cajuns for Bayou Teche/ Shane Seneca Welding & Fabrication/ Keep St. Martin Beautiful/ St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Department + all volunteers welcomed
WHAT: Bayou Teche clean-up

A new section of Bayou Teche has been adopted by Shane Seneca Welding & Fabrication in the Keep St. Martin Beautiful program. This section from the bridge in Cecilia south toward Poche Bridge extends the adopted areas of the Kiwanis Club and Cajuns for Bayou Teche in the Keep St. Martin Beautiful program. Mr. Seneca is a neighbor to Blake Couvillion of Cajuns for Bayou Teche and was inspired by his efforts to clean up the Teche. Mr. Seneca, in conjunction with Cajuns for Bayou Teche, is coordinating a public clean-up on Saturday, March 27th with the launch point from his own back yard at 2085 Hwy 31, Arnaudville. Boats will be able to launch from his backyard. Due to the location of his adopted area, it was determined this is the optimum launch point. Gumbo will be provided to volunteers and those who attend to cheer them on.

Blake Couvillion says, "We are happy to have Mr. Shane Seneca join our efforts to restore Bayou Teche. He is a great welder and a valuable asset to our project. Mr. Seneca's area connects two other adopted stretches of bayou to form an unbroken chain of adopted waterway. We hope others will take interest in our project and volunteer to adopt an area as Mr. Sencea has done." Jacques Privat, director of Keep St. Martin Beautifu says, "St. Martin Parish Government and Keep St. Martin Beautiful applaud Mr. Shane Seneca for his dedication to our environment. We are encouraged and excited that he and so many more people are joining this fight to clean up our parish. Any person, family, neighborhood, business, club, church or other organization can adopt a remaining portion of the Bayou Teche, a road or other area in the parish by calling 442-1016."

Additional clean-up dates set by Cajuns for Bayou Teche include May 8th in Port Barre and September 25 in Breaux Bridge.
VOLUNTEERS WITH MOTOR BOATS ARE NEEDED. Kayaks and canoes are encouraged to come out, as well. Supporters who do not have a boat are also invited to join in a gumbo and to show their appreciation for the clean-up effort.

Cajuns for Bayou Teche will be out with their boat, the "St. Michael" and invites the community to join in the clean up effort or to enjoy some home-cooked gumbo and cheer on the volunteers!

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