Helping Mobile Move Toward a Litter-Free Mardi Gras
During 2018, we launched our litter-free Mardi Gras campaign to educate the community on the harmful impacts Mardi Gras litter can have on our waterways. Now in our second year, we plan to increase community engagement and get more people involved in the campaign -- join us! We love Mardi Gras just as much as anyone else - we want you to party on this carnival season, just pick it up to keep trash out of your favorite rivers and creeks!
Want to get involved? Share on social media using #LitterFreeMG or #PartyOnJustPickItUp and check out our blog for more ways you can help move Mobile towards a Litter-Free Mardi Gras!
For more information, please contact Education & Outreach Coordinator Ilka Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-433-4229.
It’s that time of year again… Carnival season and king cakes! Which means Mobile Baykeeper is launching into our second year of the Litter-Free Mardi Gras campaign and we invite YOU to join us!
“Last year, Mobile Baykeeper started the Litter-Free Mardi Gras campaign, and it was the most substantial volunteer opportunity I have experienced. This campaign allowed me to see first hand the impact Mardi Gras has on our local waterways.”
-an excerpt from “The Mardi Gras Epiphany” by Boris Kresevljak, Mobile Baykeeper AmeriCorps Member, Volunteer Engagement Program
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