“Operation Clean the Pond” Slated for November 1, 2014

The Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau is hosting, “Operation Clean the Pond,” to get rid of giant salvinia, an invasive species, in the ponds located behind their Franklin visitors center located at 15307 Hwy. 90 West, Frontage Road, Franklin, LA 70538, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Volunteers are needed to help with the clean-up. If you are interested please contact Bridget Roy at (337) 828-2555 to sign up. Volunteers are asked to wear water shoes or rubber boots and to bring a leaf rake, net on pole, lifejacket and a change of clothes, in the event that you get wet.

Clean up of the giant salvinia in an environmentally friendly way of getting rid of the grass without herbicides. Ridding the ponds of giant salvinia will lead to a healthier fish habitat.

There will be refreshments for all volunteers that come out and help with the clean-up. For more information contact the Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau at (985) 380-8224, and to sign up to volunteer contact Bridget Roy at (337) 828-2555.