Bayou Operations Program
Through our Bayou Operations Program, we have garnered support from bayou residents, local authorities and like-minded volunteers to restore and preserve Bayou Teche by removing debris and garbage from this historic bayou. These volunteer efforts have removed almost 60 tons of trash from the bayou, including cars and refrigerators! Our popular Bayou Cleanup events offer volunteers t-shirts and lunch for their efforts, along with a sense of pride in knowing that they have contributed to a cleaner and healthier Bayou Teche.
Trash & Debris Total: Since 2009, we have removed 59.9 tons of debris from Bayou Teche!
Our overall mission is to support any effort to improve Bayou Teche and increase water quality on this bayou. Our accomplishments occur through the kindness and energy of volunteers and the donations of local residents, governments and businesses, such as Cajun Paddle, the Kiwanis de Pont Breaux, the City of Breaux Bridge, and St. Landry, St. Martin, Iberia and St. Mary Parish governments.
We have also started participating in the state’s “Love The Boot Week” in April. Love the Boot Week is dedicated to cleanup and beautification events as part of Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the state’s leading anti-litter and beautification organization. During this week, we encourage our members (and future members) who live along the bayou to pick up trash from their kayak or party barge, plant their bank-line or just clean the bank-line of unsightly garbage and share their progress with us on social media.
If you’re interested in helping out with our bayou cleanup operations, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Come join us and make Bayou Teche a better place to live, work and play!