BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (WAFB) – Historically low Mississippi River levels have revealed a surprising location, but it’s also full of trash.
Community members, along with the Louisiana National Guard, are using this time to pick up items that may have washed up on the riverbank.
Jennifer Richardson is the founder of a group called Keep Tiger Town Beautiful, and she says it’s the perfect time for communities to clean up the rubble and sweep away what’s left behind.
“There’s a lot of rocks and weeds out there. There’s trash in between, so it’s a good time to pick it up,” Richardson said.
Sergeant Kendra Leshore and other soldiers from the Baton Rouge Recruit Battalion scramble up and down the riverbanks looking for ropes, bicycles, propane tanks, plastic and more.
“Hopefully this will have a positive effect on the rivers. Was. Leshor.
Volunteers hope to inspire the Baton Rouge community to keep the Mississippi River clean. It calls attention to visitors and passers-by.
“Tie up your garbage bags. If you’re going to put things in the bed of your truck, tie everything up because that’s all the garbage you see along the interstate,” Richardson said.
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