St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office awarded grant for litter removal efforts

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office was awarded a grant from the Keep Louisiana Beautiful organization.

St. Martin Sheriff Becket Breaux announced that the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office was selected as one of 21 non-profit organizations and institutions from across the state to receive a 2021-2022 Healthy Communities Grant from Keep Louisiana Beautiful. Breaux said that the grant award will be used to purchase a new litter abatement trailer, along with warning lights and signage for the trailer. The grant award amount is $5,505.00

Last year, Breaux started the Litter Abatement Program in St. Martin Parish. Through The Litter Abatement Program, pounds of litter were removed from the parish.

Photo courtesy of St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office.

“The acquisition of a second trailer will allow us to widen our coverage area and continue our efforts to rid St. Martin Parish of litter along our roads and waterways,” Breaux said in a Facebook post. “We are proud of St. Martin Parish and want to keep it clean for both our residents and visitors.”

“We are honored to be awarded this grant so that we can continue to work together, to continue our beautification efforts throughout St. Martin Parish,” Breaux said. “We encourage residents to be responsible and refrain from littering and disposing of trash along the side of the road.”

Keep Louisiana Beautiful is a non-profit organization that focuses on litter removal and beautification efforts throughout the state of Louisiana. It is an affiliate with Keep America Beautiful.

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