Call: (504) 341-3424

January 17, 2018

 

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NEWS RELEASE

JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

THE 28TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING PROJECT

RESCHEDULED UNTIL JANUARY 20, 2018

 

 

The Christmas Tree Recycling Project has been rescheduled to Saturday, January 20, 2018, due to the inclement weather and freezing temperatures.  This year’s project involves placing Christmas trees in constructed shoreline fences in Goose Bayou near Lafitte to help protect and restore Jefferson’s wetlands.

 

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED:  especially those with shallow draft boats to move trees from a Lafitte staging area to the pre-constructed shoreline fences in Goose Bayou.

·        WHEN:          8:00am, Saturday, January 20, 2018

·        WHERE:        Cochiara’s marina, 4477 Jean Lafitte Boulevard, Lafitte

 

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, wear layered clothing, including long pants, long sleeved shirt and closed toe sturdy shoes.  Hats and sunscreen are recommended.  Gloves, safety glasses, life vests, lunch and refreshment will be provided.

 

For more information or to volunteer, contact the Department of Environmental Affairs at 504-731-4612 or email JPCoastalZone@Jeffparish.net.

 

Last modified: January 17, 2018

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