Building, filling and installing the very first 6ft tall Litter Letters created in Louisiana
Following 6 months of prototyping this idea, seeking out community to be involved and a generous grant award from Keep Louisiana Beautiful, Keep Washington Parish Beautiful board members and partners began creating the first 6ft tall litter letters. Inmates at Rayburn Correctional Center constructed the litter letters from materials purchased with grant funds. Metal rebar was cut, welded and constructed into a 3D shape of each letter and then wrapped with chicken wire to form a 'litter-basket'. Delivered to Choctaw landfill a group of community volunteers filled each letter with litter collected from roads and highways in Washington Parish. Each word was filled with approximately 90 bags of litter. This slideshow documents the second word we made and demonstrates the filling/installation process of letters that were displayed in the city of Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana in 2013.