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Posted on: January 31, 2023

“Love the Boot Week” set April 17-23, local volunteers sought

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“Love the Boot Week” is April 17-23, 2023, in Louisiana, and the City of DeRidder/Keep DeRidder Beautiful is looking to partner with civic and community groups on projects that clean and beautify our community.

According to Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the first 250 organizations (businesses, governmental entities, churches, schools, etc.) to register an event (in the state) will receive cleanup kits with gloves, trash bags and shirts. In addition, the first 100 individuals or families to register an event (in the state) will receive day passes for Louisiana State Parks (one per household).

Keep Louisiana Beautiful is the state’s anti-litter and community improvement organization focused on education, enforcement, awareness and cleanups. Keep Louisiana Beautiful is comprised of a network of 39 affiliates in communities throughout the state, including Keep DeRidder Beautiful.

2022 was the first year for “Love the Boot Week,” and it led to 8,476 volunteers dedicating over 40,000 hours to the removal of 293 tons of litter at 280 events spanning 54 parishes, including in DeRidder.

“Litter around our state affects everyone. It is going to take all of us, doing just a little bit, to make a big difference. So make sure you and your organization join us in April for Love the Boot Week 2023,” said Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser.

Local groups and individuals can contact Janet Vincent, City of DeRidder, at 337-462-8900 or  by e-mail at to volunteer for local projects. You can also find more information at

You can also “Take the Pledge” to clean up an area in our community every 4th Saturday. Large or small, every effort makes a difference! Find more on that here:

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