Cooper's Bayou volunteer clean-up effort

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  • By Kate Hasapes
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It was a hot and humid Thursday…  On 2 September, SSgt David Frey with the 2d Logistics Readiness Squadron lead a group of volunteers from all over base in a cleanup effort of Cooper’s Bayou. 

We have all seen the large amount of trash and debris that fills Cooper’s Bayou on the north end of the flight line.  The majority of the trash in this section of the bayou flows in from residential and industrial areas of Bossier City north of Barksdale Air Force Base.  Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the task, SSgt Frey’s group saw it as a challenge. 

A total of 35 volunteers from LRS, AMXS, MXS, FSS, and MUNS, alongside CE Environmental, gathered at the softball fields to gear up for the cleanup.  Armed with boots, gloves, trash bags, and bottles of water, they filled 36 bags of trash from the Industrial Gate to the Security Forces building totaling 280 pound of garbage!  Included in the removed litter was one car tire, soccer balls, soft balls, a yard rake, and a yoga mat.