Last Modified: Sunday, August 05, 2012 8:44 PM
Lake Charles’ Beautification Committee is encouraging residents to keep the city “litter free and picture perfect,” a volunteer said.
The committee in March launched its Dash for Trash initiative — a clean-city effort that asks residents to spend an hour on the last Wednesday of each month picking up trash.
Committee volunteer Lollion Elmer said she hopes that more schools, organizations and business will get on board with the project.
“It’s just so simple: If you see litter, pick it up,” she said. “We want it to become second nature for people to start picking up the trash.”
Elmer said the goal of the project is to “make the area more inviting.”
“Everyone can help with this, and making the city more inviting can make people want to visit here, retire here or locate a business here,” she said. “It’s a win-win all around.”
Elmer said several people have started bringing bags with them on their daily walks to pick up trash they see along their route.
“It’s just like your home,” she said. “You want to make your city inviting like you do your home when you have guests coming over.”