WPPJ gets grant for trash receptacles

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In an effort to keep their boat launches and courthouse beautiful, Webster Parish Police Jury has been selected as a recipient of the 2022 Keep Louisiana Beautiful Trash Receptacle Grant by Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the state’s premier anti-litter an community improvement organization.

Webster Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness Director Brian Williams said the grant will provide funding to install 10 high-quality trash receptacles at five public boat launches and the Webster Parish Courthouse.

“This project will assist in the reduction of litter around our boat launches and Bayou Dorcheat waterway,” said Williams, who found and applied for the grant.

The police jury will install the trash receptacles and the WPPJ Litter Crew will maintain them.

“We are excited to have this grant,” Williams said. “And I’m excited to be able to help the WPPJ secure the receptacles for the citizens that use the boat launches to dispose of their trash when returning from the waterway.”

Williams added the receptacles should also benefit the growing number of kayakers that have been taking to Bayou Dorcheat.

Keep Louisiana Beautiful is a non-profit organization dedicated to achieving a cleaner, greener Louisiana through litter reduction an beautification initiatives. To learn abut their network of Community and University Affiliates, grant opportunities, educational programs and ways to get involved, visit keeplouisianabeautiful.org. Keep Louisiana Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep American Beautiful.

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