RED RIVER CLEANUP
2014 Cleanup was a huge success!
1,840 lbs of paper, plastic and aluminum.
5,100 lbs of general waste.
540 lbs of metal
2014 Total 7,480 lbs of trash removed from the river and surrounding areas.
37,400 lbs of trash removed in the past 5 years.
Cleanup efforts are the direct result of our committed volunteers and donations by our generous sponsors. Without them none of this would be possible.
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We are igniting community pride by bringing Shreveport/Bossier together to keep the Red River and it's surrounding areas free of debris and trash.
Watershed Education is also a vital part of our event. If our citizens know and understand how the trash got to the Red River in the first place, we can zero in on the source of the trash problem and stop it in its tracks.
In 2010 an avid group of outdoor enthusiast held a recreational paddle down the Red River which revealed a trash problem that seemed to be flowing under the radar.
Wanting to make a difference, the Red River Cleanup was formed.
For the past five years, more than 1,280 volunteers have participated in clearing 37,400 pounds of trash from the Red River and its surrounding areas.
In April 2014 we were honored to have dinner with CNN's 2013 Hero of the year Chad Pregracke, The Living Lands and Waters founder and president, while he was delivering a convocation and workshop at Centenary College in Shreveport, La.
He was gracious in letting us pick his brain for knowledge and ideas to enhance our annual clean up events.
What an amazing night we had as we listened to his unique story and learned how much this one individual accomplished at such a young age. He is truly an inspiration to us and we felt even better about continuing our mission and goals for Shreveport/Bossier.
Thank you Chad!
Watch our 2014 Cleanup Day video captured and edited by Brandon Grieve
RED RIVER CLEANUP