May 21, 2010 2:15 PM by Letitia Walker

Volunteers Needed for Clean-up

Lafayette, La-  A call to action has been issued to volunteers to help with a beach clean up of Rutherford beach on Saturday, May 22 from 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m. This beach clean-up is organized by a group of dedicated individuals concerned with the potential effect of the April 20 oil spill from the BP Offshore drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. In the event the oil from the spill should reach the coastline, the Rutherford beach clean up should help clear any debris that may later become toxic from oil.  This event is an open call to any volunteers interested in helping clean up and enjoy one of southwest Louisiana's finest treasures.
Clean up will start at 8:45 a.m. at Rutherford Beach. Volunteers are asked to wear tennis shoe and long pants. In addition, volunteers are asked to bring; rakes, gloves, food, water, sun protection. Event organizers will supply trash bags to collect debris.  Driving directions are:  Hwy 27 W (W Creole Hwy) until it meets Hwy 82- Keep going south until the road hits Hit HWY 82 West. The first left is Rutherford Beach Road.
This event was organize in part with the website The "Dirty Cajuns"  are a group of people really concerned about the effects of the BP Oil Spill. We want to engage with our community by providing information and documentation of what is happening to our home – as fishermen, wildlife experts, just as people who care – through the form of words, videos, sounds, and photos. If you would like to be a part of what we are doing, email


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