Two groups, Project Front Yard and Keep Lafayette Beautiful are teaming up for the second annual "Leaders Against Litter" event that will be held this Friday at Lafayette City Hall.

Community leaders along with any volunteers who wish to attend with be teaming up for a cleanup campaign.

The gathering will be begin this Friday, March 13 at 9 a.m. at City Hall as Louisiana Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne asks leaders to sign a pledge to get the word out about making Louisiana litter-free.

The Leaders Against Litter are asking all leaders and participants to do the following:

  • Sign a pledge to SPEAK UP and spread the word that litter is not acceptable
  • To PICK UP litter whenever they see it, and to STAND UP
  • Lead the way for a litter-freeLouisiana

After the meeting, the group will travel down parts of University Avenue picking up litter.

Later in the day, Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne plans to release how many pledges were signed and how much garbage they collected.

The results will be released at a press conference at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

For anyone interested in litter abatement, they are also encouraged to attend Project Front Yard's Trash Bash to be held on Saturday, May 2.

For more informaton, call Lisa Mahoney at 337.291.5637.