After last week’s torrential rains, Morgan’s Project was forced to be post-poned one week. On Saturday, March 19th, willing citizens are being asked to bring their flat bottom boats or canoes to a central staging area to assist with Morgan’s Project – the idea created by 13-year old Morgan Puckett. After seeing all the debris and trash caught on the banks and in the trees of the Ouachita River, Morgan wanted to do something to help clean it up and Morgan’s Project was born. The date was originally the previous weekend, however, due to more rains, the event was rescheduled for March 19th.
Volunteers will be provided with plastic bags and assigned a short section of the river to clean. Maps will be available with circled assignment areas; access points are being arranged with cooperative landowners along the affected area. The cleanup will end with a cookout at a staging area.
Volunteers are also invited to help in other useful ways in the water, as well as support crew at the staging site. To pledge your support as a landowner, recovery volunteer, or support crew, call Edd Puckett at 479-234-5435.