Volunteers needed for derelict crab trap clean-up

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is partnering with St. Bernard Parish Government’s Office of Coastal Affairs and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation to host its annual Derelict Crab Trap Rodeo with a volunteer cleanup event on Saturday, March 4th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cleanup will take place at the Sweetwater Marina located at 6205 Delacroix Highway. LDWF encourages volunteers to participate in this opportunity to remove abandon crab traps and conserve Louisiana’s marine resources. Volunteers are needed to assist with dockside activities including unloading and stacking traps. The greatest need is for volunteer boat owners to help maximize collection. For more information, contact Patrick Smith at patrick@saveourlake.org.

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