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Dona Baltakis, director of Keep Eunice Beautiful

Litter is Louisiana’s dirty war

Litter is Louisiana’s ever present dirty little war.
Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser said, “It is a battle. I took a picture the other day and sent it to a parish president and said, ‘I just passed through your parish. You need to clean this up.’”
One of Nungesser’s jobs as lieutnant governor is overseeing Keep Louisiana Beautiful.
“It is going to take people with a love and passion ... to keep talking about it and embarrass people to do the right thing,” he said.

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Donna Baltakis, left, Keep Eunice Beautiful director, talks about a litter survey of Eunice during Tuesday's Eunice Board of Alderman's meeting at the Eunice Municipal Complex. At right is Anthony Baltakis. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Survey finds Eunice a tad more littered

An annual survey of litter in Eunice found the city a bit worse off this year than in previous years, according to Donna Baltakis, Keep Eunice Beautiful director.
Baltakis delivered the report at Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting at the Eunice Municipal Complex.
The neighborhood-by-neighborhood survey gave Eunice an overall score of 2.15, which is slightly littered, but that’s up from previous scores of 1.66, 1.51 and 1.58.
The scoring system is 1 to 4 with 1 being minimal or no litter and 4 the highest amount of litter.

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