Parish Begins Installing Anti-Litter SignsDec 14th, 2012 | By Jessica Gonzalez | Category: Community
St. Bernard Parish Government began installing signs this week asking residents and visitors to “Don’t Be A Litterbug” and to “Don’t Trash Our Parish”.
The signs will be located at public parks, alongside high traffic thoroughfares and at area businesses interested in participating in the parish’s anti-litter initiative. The signs were financed by a grant award the parish government received from Keep Louisiana Beautiful.
“We want to encourage people to keep our community clean by not throwing garbage on the ground,” said Parish President David Peralta. “These signs will remind people that when they litter, they are literally trashing our parish.”
Saint Bernard Parish Parks & Parkways Chairman Howard Luna designed the “litterbug” sign and praised the effort to motivate people to refrain from contributing to the parish’s litter problem.
The installation of anti-litter signs are part of a multi-faceted “green initiative” coordinated by the parish’s Grants Department that also included a Household E-Waste Recycling event that was held this past June and the acquisition of new trash receptacles.
Businesses that would like display an anti-litter sign should contact Michael Bayham in the Grants Department at (504) 278-1033. There is no charge for the signs though participating businesses are expected to install the signs upon receiving them.
Photo by Lenor Duplessis: Pictured: Grants Department Director Michael Bayham, St. Bernard Parish Parks & Parkways Commission Chairman Howard Luna, Chief Administrative Officer Jerry Graves, Jr., Executive Director of the St. Bernard Community Foundation Polly Campbell, Parish President David E. Peralta and Parish Sign Coordinator Ignatius Bonck.