Variety of odds and ends fished out as 1,000 volunteers clean up Bayou Lafourche


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HOUMA, Louisiana — Two couches, a scooter, a washing machine, a microwave, a 40-inch television and a vacuum cleaner.

Those are some of the things volunteers pulled from Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes' primary source for drinking water during the 4th annual Bayou Lafourche (lah-FOOSH') Cleanup.

The Courier reports ( that more than 1,000 volunteers picked up trash along Bayou Lafourche on Saturday. Some walked along the banks to pick up trash while others scanned the waters in boats.

Most of the trash is plastic water and soda bottles, cigarettes and tires, though each year some off-the-wall items are pulled from the bayou, including toilets and ice chests.

Information from: The Courier,

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