- Associated Press - Monday, June 23, 2014

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Lafourche Parish officials are urging residents to make an extra effort to keep local boat launches clean.

When residents don’t pick up their trash, parish Recreation Manager Jennifer Dufrene, says the boat launches turn into dump sites.

At Tuesday’s Parish Council meeting, Councilman Mike Delatte plans to introduce ordinances for signs that read, “No Dumping - $500 fine” at the Bill Taylor, Sanchez, Theriot, Larousse and Thibodaux boat launches.

Dufrene tells The Courier (https://bit.ly/1qEBx27 ) launches in Delatte’s district have been more “problematic areas,” because they are high-traffic areas.

“I’ve been out there several times, and they’re always full,” she said.

On Tuesday, the Parish Council will also discuss prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages within 300 feet of parish-owned recreation facilities.

In 2013, the council prohibited alcoholic beverages from youth activities on public property.

The council will look to strengthen the ordinance by prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages from within 300 feet of parish playgrounds, boat launches and other recreational facilities.

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Information from: The Courier, https://www.houmatoday.com


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