Keep Louisiana Beautiful to host sixth annual state conference
Monday, July 14, 2008 at 11:37:28 AM

Baton Rouge, LA - Keep Louisiana Beautiful is hosting its sixth annual state conference on August 21 – 22, 2008, at the West Monroe Convention Center in West Monroe, LA.


The 2008 conference will focus on issues relating to littering and its impact on economic development in Louisiana, recycling, trends in litter law enforcement, and sustainability of community anti-litter programs. 


This year’s keynote speakers include Keep America Beautiful President Matthew McKenna, who will discuss individual responsibility for improving community environments; Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham describing taking responsibility for improving our own Louisiana’s Sportsman’s Paradise; and Ann Edelman, public relations director of Zehnder Communications, with 20 essential tips for riding the wave of ‘Going Green’ in local communities. Representatives from Keep America Beautiful will also be on-hand to discuss youth programs and initiatives.


Concurrent education session topics will cover updates on recent statewide and national initiatives, with a strong focus on the current green movement, including recycling and clean water issues, as well as stronger enforcement of state litter laws.


The conference will conclude with the annual Keep Louisiana Beautiful awards luncheon. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and Keep Louisiana Beautiful present awards jointly each year to recognize exemplary programs, organizations and individuals across Louisiana promoting and strengthening cleaner communities.  


General registration for the conference is $100 on or before August 1st, $120 after August 1st and $150 on site.  Visit to register online.


Keep Louisiana Beautiful is a volunteer based service organization dedicated to a healthy and litter free Louisiana. Through a network of statewide affiliates, KLB promotes its mission to educate Louisianans on the ecological and economic effects of littering. For more information, visit