Louisiana is the “sportsman’s paradise”. Abundant waterways gave the state this reputation. After a summer of fun on the river it's everyone's responsibility to pick up what was left behind. It is essential to the state’s environment and economy to keep rivers and shorelines clean. “Water Sweep” is an award-winning event that encourages groups and individuals to help clean the scenic Ouachita River and shoreline. Staging sites for the event will be at Lazarre Park, Forsythe Park, Moon Lake Recreation Area, Darbonne NWR, ULM/Bayou Desaird and Sterlington Recreation Area. Volunteers are needed to participate for just a few hours. Boaters are needed to provide transportation for participants. Each and every person can make a difference. Sign-up at any of the staging sites the day of the event. Groups can also pre-register.