Volunteers needed for annual Trash Bash in Lafayette

Posted at 2:15 PM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-22 15:16:42-04


LAFAYETTE, La. – Volunteers are needed for the 35th annual Trash Bash in Lafayette.

Project Front Yard and the Environmental Quality Division of Lafayette Consolidated Government, in partnership with the Bayou Vermilion District, are asking citizens of all ages to participate in the event.

All are invited to take part in beautifying Lafayette by cleaning its streets, parks and waterways from 8:00 am to noon. After a bit of work, participants can enjoy complimentary lunch, live music and prizes.

Neighborhood groups, Scouts, nonprofits and businesses are asked to choose a site within Lafayette Parish where they will clean up litter. There is no cost to participate. Volunteers can register by phone (337) 291-5637 or email The first 100 registered volunteers will receive a free T-shirt. A limited number of canoes are available for reservation by those wanting to clean up on the Bayou Vermilion. Volunteers may also bring their own personal watercraft.

This community cleanup effort is scheduled for Saturday, April 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Volunteers meet up at the Bayou Vermilion District’s Begnaud House, across from the Beaver Park Pavilion, located at 500 Fisher Road to pick up supplies. Gloves, litter bags, litter grabbers and high-visibility vests will be provided.

For those who reserve canoes, paddles and life vests will be provided along with transportation upstream. Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and sunscreen and bring a durable water bottle.

Volunteers may arrange to pick up supplies prior to the event at the Recycling Office located at 400 Dugas Road, off North University Avenue in Lafayette.

All volunteers are invited to return to the BVD’s Begnaud House by 11:30 for the after clean up bash where prizes will be awarded for the most interesting piece of trash discovered and the most trash retrieved.