SHREVEPORT, LA - Big wins for teams from Shreveport and Bossier City in the effort to clean up our community. Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) and Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser have announced the 2024 Love the Boot Week award winners. These award winners demonstrated a commitment by doing the hard work to clean up litter and beautify the communities.

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says “These organizations stepped up and demonstrated what it means to Love the Boot. I commend them for their efforts to clean up and beautify Louisiana. Let’s all keep working together to put the paradise back in our Sportsman’s Paradise."

Here are the winners:

Congratulations to the 2024 Love the Boot Award winners,” said KLB Executive Director Susan Russell. “Your energy and enthusiasm were like nothing we’ve ever seen. Thank you for promoting environmental stewardship in your communities.”

Pierre Part Elementary

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Outstanding K-12 School: Pierre Part Elementary
Pierre Part Elementary's 110 volunteers picked up 9,850 pounds of litter and refurbished two gardens with 40 new plants. Collaborating with Keep Assumption Beautiful, the school’s young volunteers demonstrated exceptional environmental leadership.

Xavier University

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Outstanding University: Xavier University of Louisiana
A dedicated KLB University Affiliate, Xavier held both beautification and cleanup projects during Love the Boot Week. Students and staff cared for their campus community by cleaning up 675 pounds of litter and planting 27 trees and 125 plants.

Shreveport Green

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Outstanding Nonprofit Organization: Shreveport Green
Shreveport Green's Love the Boot Week efforts shined with over 500 volunteers collecting 27,242 pounds of litter during a city-wide cleanup event. They also hosted an Earth Day celebration at their Urban Farm featuring beautification projects, educational stations, plantings, and a community mural painting.

St. Charles Parish

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Outstanding Parish: St. Charles Parish Government
St. Charles Parish Government mobilized 1,195 volunteers to pick up 26,285 pounds of litter, dedicating an impressive 3,585 volunteer hours in the process. This was the parish’s largest Trash Bash event yet, showcasing a widespread community effort and excellent leadership.


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Outstanding State Agency: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD)
LaDOTD picked up an incredible 152,475 pounds of litter at more than 10 different cleanups along Louisiana roadways. This is the largest Love the Boot effort, with LaDOTD removing more litter than any other group.

Keep Bossier Beautiful

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Outstanding Recycling Award: Keep Bossier Beautiful
Keep Bossier Beautiful collected 667 aluminum cans and 661 plastic bottles with the help of 707 volunteers across four projects. Working together with Operation Clean Sweep, they showcased their dedication to recycling, community cleanliness, and collaboration. Recycling was made possible by Coca-Cola and Osprey Initiative.

City of Winnfield


Outstanding City: City of Winnfield
The City of Winnfield made a substantial impact by collecting 13,460 pounds of litter. Their combined cleanup efforts with the Winn Parish Police Jury demonstrated strong community unity and a collective commitment to maintaining a clean environment and a thriving hometown.

Nearly 20,000 people volunteered during Love the Boot Week 2024. There were more than 750 events all around the state.

Learn more about Love Boot Week at and find litter prevention tips at

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