Elmer’s Island beach sweep rescheduled for June 2

Elmer’s Island beach sweep rescheduled for June 2

POSTED: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 4:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 4:04am

 Volunteers will get another chance to clean away the trash on Elmer’s Island beach. Heavy rains last weekend forced the event to be canceled.

The cleanup, hosted by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in conjunction with Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, has been rescheduled for 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 2.

The annual beach sweep is made possible by numerous partnerships including the Louisiana Wildlife Federation and The Nature Conservancy and through the sponsorship of Barefoot Wines.

Anyone can participate – individuals, families, schools, youth groups, civic and conservation clubs or businesses. Lunch and all necessary supplies will be provided.

Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. To register, contact Joe Dantin at (985) 449-4715.

Elmer’s Island Refuge is a barrier island located in Jefferson Parish southwest of Grand Isle, bordered by LA 1 and the Gulf of Mexico. The island is well known for excellent fishing opportunities for many popular species such as speckled trout, white trout, flounder, redfish, kingfish, black drum, croaker, Spanish mackerel and many other species that frequent the state's coastal beaches and passes. It also provides non-consumptive outdoor opportunities to observe wading, shore and seabirds as well as coastal marine life.


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