Terrebonne to Participate in Christmas Tree Program
Friday December 17, 2010 02:57 pm - 1703 Views - Posted By Coastal Restoration and Preservation
Parish President Michel Claudet is pleased to announce that Terrebonne Parish will once again be participating in a Christmas Tree Program to help with the prevention of coastal erosion.
Fences, also known as cribs, are constructed along the Intracoastal Canal near the Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge. The Christmas trees collected from local residents are placed into these cribs. Indeed, these large, lightweight, and easy to move trees are well-suited to allow for the natural flow of water and sediments. Furthermore, these trees provide an effective wave-break which can reduce the erosion of our fragile marshes.
To participate in this program, residents of Terrebonne Parish are requested to place their Christmas trees in the area of their normal garbage pickup from January 3, 2011 to January 7, 2011.
Only green trees will be accepted, flocked trees and trees with tinsel or decorations cannot be used. All trees must be removed from their stands.
Residents may also drop off their Christmas trees at the TPCG Residential Drop-off Sites located at 263 Ashland Landfill Road, 651 Isle Cuba Road in Schriever or 160 Crochetville Road in Montegut.
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