Effort to clean up Baton Rouge watershed scores small victory in Legislature

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This collection of some 81 tons of garbage from homes and vehicles across south Baton Rouge traveled along Wards Creek before settling on property in a wooded area off Essen Lane near the LSU Burden Museum and Gardens. (Marie Constantin)

A growing group of interested stakeholders dedicated to cleaning up litter in Baton Rouge scored a small victory at the Legislature today, when a Senate committee passed a measure “urging and requesting” the state Department of Environmental Quality do a feasibility study on a comprehensive stormwater master plan.

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