Despite Rain, Trash Bash and BOO!gie a Huge Success

Volunteers work to remove 1,500 lbs. from the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail during this years fall Trash Bash and Boogie.


This weekend was another home run for the TECHE Project. At this years fall Trash Bash and Boogie, the TECHE Project partnered with Leave No Trace, Keep Louisiana Beautiful, and Bayou Teche Brewing and despite the fear of rain, we were able attract 25 volunteers who helped remove approximately 1,500 pounds of garbage from the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail; including 15 misc. bags of trash, 3 bicycles, 1 motorized dirt bike, 1 kitchen sink, and other large objects that lined the banks of the Bayou Teche in Arnaudville from Myran’s to just south of Bayou Teche Brewery.  After the cleanup volunteers were treated to free live music, food, and drinks. We want to thank everyone who came out and supported the TECHE Project to make the Bayou Teche a cleaner and safer place to live, work, and play. If you are interested in supporting the TECHE Project please visit our website or contact Dane Thibodeaux at


Three bikes, a dirt bike, even the kitchen sink was removed from the Bayou Teche during the Trash Bash and Boogie.

We want to send a huge thanks to all of those who supported the TECHE Project’s Trash Bash and Boogie; Bayou Teche Brewery, Leave No Trace, Keep Louisiana Beautiful, Bayou Teche Experience, St. Martin Parish Government, Project Front Yard-St. Martin, Whole Foods, Pack and Paddle, Tractor Supply Co., Aqua-Tech Services, The Silver Slipper, and all the volunteers who gave up their rainy Saturday to come enjoy the beauty of the Bayou Teche.

Thanks for making our Bayou great,

Dane Thibodeaux

Bayou Operations Coordinator

TECHE Project