The Spring Trash Bash and Boogie, a bayou cleanup effort by the TECHE Project, is rescheduled for Saturday, May 9, 2015 starting at 9 a.m. in New Iberia City Park.

This effort is in preparation for Tour du Teche's May 16 first Chitimacha Race, which will run 20 miles from New Iberia's City Park to the public boat ramp in the Chitimacha Nation near Charenton.

TECHE Project needs volunteers to get the bayou looking its best for the visitors coming from all over the country to explore the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail, the newly designated National Water Trail by the U.S. Department of Interior through the National Park Service.

Boats and life vests to help clean the bayou will be provided to volunteers. Bringing your own boat, motorized or non-motorized, is also welcome. Don't feel like getting on the water? Show up and help clean up around the city!

The first 50 volunteers will receive a Trash Bash and Boogie t-shirt. Cleanup volunteers will receive a complimentary Jambalaya lunch and drinks of choice (water/beer/soda). Bayou Teche Brewery will be on hand to showcase some of their craft LA 31 brews after the cleanup.

Trash Bash and Boogie is a Project Front Yard initiative.

TECHE Projectis a non-profit group working to raise awareness of the environmental, cultural, historical, and recreational values of Bayou Teche.

Bayou Teche in New Iberia (Google Maps)
Bayou Teche in New Iberia (Google Maps)

This event is sponsored in part by TECHE Project, Metal Shark Aluminum Boats, Bayou Teche Experience, Bayou Teche Brewery, Whole Foods Market, Pro-Drive Outboards, and Gator Graphics.

To contribute to Trash Bash and Boogie or to report litter or invasive species on your area of Bayou Teche please contact Dane Thibodeaux, TECHE project bayou operations coordinator, or (337) 323-9228.

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