Pearl Riverkeeper presents the Pearl River Clean Sweep and Wildlife Festival on Sept. 21, 2019 at Honey Island Fish House, 6583 Pump Slough Rd, Pearl River.
The "Clean Sweep" part of the day will be 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Bring your own kayak/canoe, or reserve one with Honey Island Kayak Tours online at HoneyIslandKayakTours.com. Volunteers can begin signing in at 9:00 am; the group will hit the water by 10:00 am. This event is open to all ages and will be held rain or shine. Participants should bring a reusable water bottle (no single-use plastic), gloves and sturdy shoes. Site leaders will distribute cleanup bags. Volunteers are asked to share cleanup photos on social media using #PearlRiverCleanSweep or by tagging Pearl Riverkeeper.
The Pearl River Clean Sweep and Wildlife Festival celebrates drinkable, swimmable, fishable water, and is held in conjunction with Pearl Riverkeeper, which is coordinating clean sweeps at over 30 locations along the Pearl River--15 counties, two parishes, two states and over 490 miles of river. Each event will host an after-party and in St. Tammany, it's a Wildlife Festival, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
The Wildlife Festival includes free food and Sirocco Cold Brew coffee for volunteers, as well as DJ music, a water slide, hands-on wildlife games, a clean drinking water demonstration by "The Water Maiden" and other activities to be announced. Information booths will also be on site, hosted by the Louisiana Amphibian and Reptile Enthusiasts, Nature to Geaux, Sierra Club - Delta Chapter (Louisiana), Help Search & Rescue Dog Team, and others to be announced.
Those interested in hosting a booth (no fees charged), should contact Jessica Gauley at (985) 290-0002.
Pearl Riverkeeper's mission is to protect, defend and restore the Pearl River watershed. Pearl Riverkeeper is a citizen-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to advocating for improved water quality, educating the public and promoting recreational opportunities in the Pearl River watershed.