Important Information About Bayouside Cleanup

Thanks so much for your willingness to help clean up our community!  

We would like for you to meet your team captains at the rallying point of your choice at 9am this Saturday (March 3rd)! The team captains will identify themselves at each of the rallying points. They will have the supplies needed for your group provided by Rougarou Fest, Keep Louisiana Beautiful, and Waste Management.  Please wear closed-toe shoes or boots for your safety. If you have trash grabbers, rakes or gloves that you would like to use, please bring them. Each team will be provided with a limited amount of tools to use.

Be careful of any wildlife that you may encounter along the bayousides. If you are with children, please keep an eye on them at all times.

We will have 5 cleanup locations this year with hopes of expanding for next year.

Rallying Points:
1. Corner of Mahler and Main under the twin spans for Eastside area
2. Waterlife Museum for Downtown Houma area
3. Pizza Express Presque Isle for Bourg area
4. Bayou Black Recreation Center for Southdown Mandalay area
5. Don Diamond Baseball Field on Williams Ave for Hollywood Rd/St. Louis Canal Rd. area

If you have not already completed your waiver, we have attached it to this email for your convenience. Feel free to bring this completed form with you and give it to the team captain on the morning of the cleanup.

This is a link to our Facebook Event page. Please let us know that you will be attending so that you can stay up-to-date on the info.
This is a link to our Facebook Group page.  This will allow us to stay in touch so that we have an easy way of communicating if anything changes or when organizing again for next year.  Please add yourself to this group page.
We will have a clean up afterparty on our property next to the Courtyard Marriott and Main Branch Library from 12noon to 2pm. We will have water to drinkand hotdogs and hamburgers provided by South Louisiana Bank.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and please feel free to share this information with others!
Jonathan Foret
Executive Director
South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center
7910 Park Avenue
Houma, LA 70364
office – 985-580-7289
cell – 985-232-2800

Bishop Thompson’s Lenten Readings

The reading schedule for Bishop Thompson’s Lenten Book Study on the Gospel of Luke:

Wed, Feb. 14: Luke 1 – 2:52
Wed, Feb. 21: Luke 3 – 5:39
Wed, Feb. 28: Luke 6 – 9:27
Wed, March 7: Luke 10 – 12:59
Wed, March 14: Luke 13 – 16:18
Wed, March 21: Luke 16:19 – 19:48
Wed, March 29: Luke 20 – 24:53

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We are happy to be a participant in The Good Book Club. At the invitation of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Episcopalians across the church are embarking on a journey through the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts during the seasons of Lent and Easter. The initiative is led by Forward Movement and supported by more than two dozen partner organizations, including Episcopal Church Foundation, ChurchNext, Episcopal Migration Ministries and The Living Church. Learn more here:

Psalm 50:1-6

50    Deus deorum
1 The LORD, the God of gods, has spoken; *
he has called the earth from the rising of the sun to
its setting.
2 Out of Zion, perfect in its beauty, *
God reveals himself in glory.
3 Our God will come and will not keep silence; *
before him there is a consuming flame,
and round about him a raging storm.
4 He calls the heavens and the earth from above *
to witness the judgment of his people.
5 “Gather before me my loyal followers, *
those who have made a covenant with me
and sealed it with sacrifice.”
6 Let the heavens declare the rightness of his cause; *
for God himself is judge.