BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Efforts to improve various aspects of the capital area’s environment and ambiance have been underway for years, and this fall they continue with a City-Parish sponsored Blight Boot Camp for citizens.

EBR Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is encouraging locals to attend the course, which will take place Saturday, September 24 at the River Center Branch Library Downtown from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Mayor Broome extended an invitation to the public this week, saying, “Come and learn how to make your neighborhood a healthier and more vibrant place to live.”

Interested individuals can click the button below to register for the one-day course.

Recent efforts to beautify Baton Rouge have been successful, according to the mayor.

She took to Facebook Tuesday (September 20), stating that a total of 396 bags of litter were collected during the Department of Public Works weekend litter cleanup.

This number contributed to the overall total of 14,008 bags of litter that have been collected during 2022.

Officials expect this weekend’s Boot Camp to supply citizens with the information they need to contribute even more to the maintenance and improvement of Baton Rouge’s environment.