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Bayou Buzz => News and Information => Topic started by: WestwegoMan on Dec 27, 2018, 8:15 AM

Title: 29th annual JP Christmas Tree Marsh Restoration Project
Post by: WestwegoMan on Dec 27, 2018, 8:15 AM
From Jefferson Parish

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Christmas trees will be collected curbside throughout unincorporated Jefferson Parish, Gretna, Harahan, Kenner, Lafitte and will be recycled for beneficial shoreline protection along Goose Bayou in Lafitte.

Residents are advised to place trees curbside on the evening of Wednesday, January 9, 2018.  Garbage trucks will make one pass through each neighborhood to collect trees on the 11th, 12th and 13th of January.

Only green trees can be recycled:  artificial, flocked or painted trees are not eligible for the program.  Prior to placing trees curbside, trees must be free of all lights, tinsel, garland, ornaments, tree stands, and plastic bags.

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.


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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


VOLUNTEER FOR THIS “HANDS ON” ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT

RECYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE
Projects like this would not be possible without you.
For more information please contact:
Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs
4901 Jefferson Hwy., Suite E
Jefferson, LA 70121
(504) 731-4612