Monday, March 21, 2011

Hopewell Cemetery & Coates Bluff Watershed community cleanup, Shreveport: 7.2 tons of trash moved by some 60 volunteers

"I want to take this opportunity to say Thank you and Behold!" writes Jon Soul.

"In three short hours on March 12, sixty volunteers proved that not only can a motivated group accomplish something perhaps impossible for one person alone, but together, they can also enjoy doing it. In my opinion, the latter is essential for sustained action and long term results.

So, together, we removed 14,400 pounds (7.2 tons) of trash from the Hopewell Cemetery. This total does not include the weight of the used tires, which were recycled by the city rather than land-filled. Of the 14,400 pounds, 9,900 pounds were recycled (see below):

- Trash: 4500 pounds
- Recycled Scrap metal: 9540 pounds (4460 from Section #3 alone)
- Recycled Plastic: 360 pounds
- Tires: 68.

Thanks again to all volunteers, organizations, Twang Darkly (the band), Hughes Recycling, Inc., and Shreveport Green for sponsoring this awesome event!"

Jon Soul
Outdoor Education Coordinator
The Montessori School for Shreveport

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