The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) teamed up with a nonprofit clean-up called Clean Pelican on Saturday to pick up litter on College Drive.
Volunteers showed up at 9 a.m. to lend a hand. Around 30 people ranging all ages were gathered in the parking lot of Coffee Call on College Drive.
Mayor Sharon Weston Broome showed up to kick the event off with a speech and helped pick up a few pieces of trash along the road.
BRAC Policy and Research Project Manager Calia Miceli planned the whole College Drive Cleanup Initiative and said this is only the beginning of a cleaner Baton Rouge.
“This is kind of going to be the template for what we hope is a sustainable plan,” Miceli said. “So, we’ll set business up for success on what this should look like to keep this a beautiful corridor and then we’ll take that and we’ll go to the next corridor.”
Both organizations encourage residents and business owners to reach out if they know a street that is heavily littered.
For future projects or more information on litter pick-ups visit brac.org or cleanpelican.org.