Bayou Grosse Tete undergoes cleanup

Staff reports
PARISH EMPLOYEES... In the back from left, Shelby Henson, John Clark, Edward Songy, and Roderick Wilson unload trash from a boat during the recent clean up of Bayou Grosse Tete, as Greg Carline and Christian Brown handle a tire from the bayou. All are parish employees who volunteered for the clean up.

A dump truck load of vehicle tires, roofing tin, cans, litter and other trash was removed from Bayou Grosse Tete during Keep Iberville Beautiful Clean Up recently.

Approximately 20 volunteers in six boats, including a Dow Chemical Co. couple that came from Watson with their boat, picked up more than 20 huge bags of litter, along with household trash, a plastic swimming pool, a fish bait container, vehicle gas tanks, an iron flamingo lawn ornament and a variety of other items.

The event focused on cleaning one specific stretch of Bayou Grosse Tete seen by tourists. The cleanup was a project of Keep Iberville Beautiful, the Parish of Iberville and Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso, Jr., and the Village of Grosse Tete.

Iberville is now an official affiliate of Keep America Beautiful (KAB).

Members of the local committee include John Clark, chairman; Haley Brown, Sissy Irwin, Brenda Ourso, Edward “Lucky” Songy and Jordan Trembley.  This

event was part of KAB 2009 Great American Cleanup