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Terrebonne Announces Christmas Tree Program

Thursday December 20, 2012 09:48 am - 981 Views - Posted By Coastal Restoration and Preservation
Terrebonne Announces Christmas Tree Program

Terrebonne Announces Christmas Tree Program Houma, LA-Parish President Michel Claudet is pleased to announce that Terrebonne Parish will once again be participating in a Christmas Tree Recycling Program to fight coastal erosion. To participate in this program, residents of Terrebonne Parish are asked to place their Christmas trees in the area of their normal garbage pickup from January 2, 2013 to January 8, 2013. Residents may also drop off their Christmas trees at the TPCG Residential Drop-off Sites located at 263 Ashland Landfill Road, 651 Isle of Cuba Road in Schriever or 160 Crochetville Road in Montegut. The Christmas trees collected from local residents are placed into retention fences along the Intracoastal Waterway near the Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge. These trees provide an effective wave-break which can reduce the erosion of our fragile marshes. The project is also designed to allow the trees to work with natural wave action and act as a filter, collecting sediment behind the cribs in an effort to build new land. Only real, green trees will be accepted. Flocked trees, artificial trees, and trees with tinsel, decorations, or tree stands cannot be used. # # #

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