Hundreds of folks got out to help clean up Shreveport on Saturday for the Love Shreveport campaign. Several local groups signed up to focus on specific neighborhoods. The volunteers started at 8am and wrapped up at noon at the Fairgrounds with some grilled hot dogs.

More than 10,000 pounds of garbage was picked up around the city. The Shreveport Police Department team of 62 members brought in the biggest pile of garbage with more than 8,000 pounds (not including the tires they gathered).

In Bossier City, volunteers picked up more than 27,000 pounds of trash all around the city. More than 700 area residents stepped up to help clean up the community.

The Martin Luther King Development Corporation had the most volunteers working on this Love Shreveport Day.

Here are a few of the groups that showed up to help Shreveport Green work certain parts of the city:

BioMed – Claiborne Ave at Mansfield to Greenwood Rd and Mansfield

Lakeside Acres Subdivision – Blanchard Rd at Lakeside Acres Subdivision

Mayor’s Office Team – Westport Ave at Pines Road

MLK Community Development Corporation – MLK area

Ochsner – Kings Hwy at Linwood

Shreveport Common/DDA – Shreveport common area and downtown

Shreveport Police Department – Queensborough

Shreveport Aquarium – Clyde Fant at Texas St., Cotton St.

Southwood H.S. African American Studies Club – Walker Rd from Inner Loop to Flournoy Lucas

These groups brought all of the trash to the Fair Grounds for disposal by city crews.

The volunteers then enjoyed hot dogs and a celebration for their efforts.


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