National Public Lands Day volunteer opportunity Saturday at Bonnet Carre Spillway

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, September 20, 2023

LULING, La. – Alongside the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Environmental Education Foundation, the St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation will host a volunteer workday on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 23 from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Bonnet Carre’ Spillway, located at 101 Lower Guide Levee Road in Norco.

All are welcome to attend and help clean up the Spillway’s various recreation areas and celebrate the connection between people and the outdoors. Lunch will be provided at the recreation area under the pavilion at 11:30 a.m.

Those attending should meet at the recreation area at the Bonnet Carre’ Spillway Lower Guide Levee Side in Norco. to be directed to various cleaning locations. Bring sunscreen, water, gloves and closed-toed shoes. At the conclusion of the workday, all are invited to fish and participate in various outdoor recreation activities.

Sponsors for the event include Boy Scout Troop 317, NOMAMBO, Norco Fresh Market, Spillway RC Flying Club, South Louisiana Retriever Club and Pontchartrain Hunting Retriever Club.

National Public Lands Day was established in 1994 and is held annually on the fourth Saturday in September. For more information on the volunteer workday, call 985-764-0126.

The mission of the St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation is to provide quality recreation programs, activities, parks and facilities that allow residents to enhance their quality of life. For more information on Parks and Recreation, visit or call (985) 783-5090 or follow us on Facebook (@scpparksandrec) and Instagram (@scpparksandrecreation).