Bayou Lafourche Cleanup 2024

Join us for our 2024 Bayou Lafourche Cleanup on Saturday, March 16th from 8 am through 12 pm, in partnership with Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou and the Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District!

Each year we remove (literally) tons of trash from all 106 miles of Bayou Lafourche with the help of participants like you. Beyond its beauty and protecting the flora and fauna of our estuary, the importance of maintaining the health of Bayou Lafourche is critical to South Louisiana. Most of us utilize or benefit from the bayou every single day. It provides drinking water to over 300,000 citizens across Lafourche, Terrebonne, Assumption, and Ascension Parishes, and sends freshwater and sediment to our fragile coastal marshes in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes. It’s also a great economic source for South Louisiana as the only potable water source for Port Fourchon and the offshore energy industry companies based there.

Participants will be given the option to clean up on the bayouside, roadside, or in the water on a boat. Please note that participants who choose to clean up in the water will be responsible for their own boat. Volunteers will be given all supplies needed for the day and a free t-shirt!

You can register at the following sites:

Participants will be able to choose from the following sites:

Donaldsonville – Boat Launch on LA-308, 1198 East Bayou Road, Donaldsonville

Belle Rose – Assumption Parish Library, 7089 LA-1 Belle Rose, LA

Napoleonville – 3996 Hwy 1, Napoleonville

Labadieville/Thibodaux Border – Bayou Rowing, 2433 LA-308, Thibodaux

Downtown Thibodaux — The Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, 314 St. Mary Street, Thibodaux

South Thibodaux – Lafourche Fire District #1 Company #4, 1980 Hwy 308, Thibodaux

Raceland – Under Hwy 90 Overpass, 4484 LA-1 S, Raceland

Lockport – Bayouside Park, 308-398 Canal St., Lockport

South Lockport – Hwy 1 Bayouside, Bellevue Fire Station, 7519 LA- 1, Lockport

Larose – Holy Rosary Catholic School, 12925 E Main St., Larose

Cut Off – Cote Blanche Bridge, 14935 W Main St., Cut Off

Galliano, Golden Meadow, and Leeville (Please note: Participants who wish to clean up in the Galliano, Golden Meadow, or Leeville area will need to report to the Cut Off Location (Cote Blanche Bridge, 14935 W Main St.) to collect their supplies before beginning their cleanup, and will be responsible for transporting collected trash back to the nearest dumpster located in Larose at Holy Rosary Catholic School, 12925 E Main St.)

All volunteers are welcome, but minors will need to be accompanied by an adult of 18 years or older.

Together we can work to protect and restore #OurEstuary. We hope to see you there!