BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — One organization is looking to keep Baton Rouge beautiful with its efforts to pick up trash when they see it.
Keep Tiger Town Beautiful started a year ago, and they go around picking up trash left behind every Saturday. They pick up everything from tires, food waste, and whatever else they see. One of the volunteers says seeing the area so littered makes her angry.
“It’s one of the things that makes me angry. When I drive through Baton Rouge, I get angry and I was like, I’m tired of just being angry. I want to do something about it. So I tried to find some people that were like-minded and join in,” said Evanna Alvis.
“We love seeing blight turn to beautiful in two hours,” said Keep Tiger Town Beautiful Founder Jennifer Richardson.
Earlier this year, Governor John Bel Edwards created a task force to focus on litter abatement in Louisiana, specifically on debris clogging roadways and wetlands. The task force is led by Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser.
The state is reportedly working on a study to determine solutions to efficiently tackle the littering problem. A report of the study’s results is set to be completed in July.
To volunteer for Keep Tiger Town Beautiful, click here.