Title 17. Education

Chapter 1. General School Law

Part III. Public Schools and School Children

Subpart B-1. Louisiana Environmental Education and Litter Reduction Act


17:214     Adopt a Water Body program


A. In order to fulfill the obligations and responsibilities assigned to it, the section may promote and encourage a program to be known as “Adopt a Water Body”, whereby a business or a private civic organization may adopt a portion of a public bayou, stream, creek, river, or lake for the sole purpose of controlling litter. Included in the responsibilities of any business or private civic organization which chooses to participate in the program may be as follows: 


(1) Development of a functional plan to influence and encourage the public to improve the appearance of the adopted portion of a public water body. 


(2) A general cleanup of the area at least twice a year. 


(3) Assistance to the section in securing media coverage for the program. 


B. Any organization which adopts a portion of a public bayou, stream, creek, river, or lake may place a sign identifying the organization on an interstate highway or state highway within two hundred feet of the adopted water body upon approval of the Department of Transportation and Development. Such a sign may also be placed on the bank of the adopted water body with the approval of the riparian landowner. 


Redesignated from R.S. 30:2515 by Acts 2020, No. 317, § 2, eff. June 12, 2020. Acts 2018, No. 509, § 1.