Lee Jeter, ShrevCORPS coordinator
...Care teams groom intersections throughout the city and remove litter, including cigarette butts, said Lee Jeter, ShrevCORPS program coordinator.
In the long run, he
said, the quality of the water body is hurt if garbage goes into storm water drains.
"Cleaning up storm drains is very important.Plastic bottles, paper and aluminum cans are recyclable but go down the drain," Jeter
Tourists come and spend money in Shreveport, said Jeter
."A clean community will attract more tourist dollars."
In the Summer of Service, he
said, as many as 30 students are recruited to perform a variety of jobs starting at 6:30 in the morning.Student workers get an opportunity to learn firsthand about community issues and gain real-life skills.
"We take the members to the City Council meetings.They receive conflict resolution and diversity training," said Jeter