Storm Sweep 2023

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Presented by Entergy, Pontchartrain Conservancy hosts Storm Sweep in May 2023 designating the month to clean up the Lake Pontchartrain Basin and promote storm preparedness education. Hurricane season is on the way, and we intend to be prepared!  We'll work together to remove trash and debris around the basin. In doing so, our catch basins can adequately route stormwater out of our neighborhoods and our waterways can be litter-free!

Students cleaning up a beach. (Source: Plastics SA).

Participants who log their cleanups will be entered for a chance to win a generator, provided by CORE. Learn more and get free cleanup supplies by attending our Stom Aware & Prepare event and learn how to log your cleanup below!

U.S. Navy Sailors cleaning up the beach. (Source: Marines)
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Storm Aware & Prepare

When: Saturday, May 27th, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m

Where: New Canal Lighthouse, 8001 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans

What: This free, family-friendly event will provide hurricane preparedness information and cleanup supplies head of the most active part of the 2023 hurricane season.


We invite community members to come and learn how to clean storm drains in their neighborhood and log their cleanups. We will be giving away cleanup supplies. Participants who log their cleanups will be entered for a chance to win a generator, provided by CORE. Learn how to log your cleanups with the Clean Swell App below!

In addition to hurricane prep resources, and cleanup information, this family-friendly event will include coastal educational activities for adults and children provided by Pontchartrain Conservancy. Valerie’s Snoballs will be also onsite providing snowballs for purchase.

Additional partners include CORE – Community Organized Release Effort, Second Harvest Food Bank, the City of New Orleans, Red Cross, Resilience Force, Footprint Project, Native Plant Initiative of Greater New Orleans, JenCare Senior Medical Center and more. Thank you to all partner organizations and volunteers who help us make Storm Aware and Prepare possible. Partner organizations, including NOLA Ready, will be onsite to provide information and answer any questions for community members.



In order to be entered into the drawing to win a free brand-new Briggs & Stratton 5750 Watt Portable Generator, you must participate in a cleanup and submit your cleanup using the Clean Swell App! Follow the directions below: 


  • Download the free Clean Swell® App
  • Create an account with your email or existing social media account. Then you're ready to go!
  • On the home page, click "Start a new cleanup"
  • Make sure the details such as date, number of people, and location are correct. Tap "Start Cleanup!" to begin recording your items
  • Tap the icons to record what you are finding
  • Press and hold on an icon to enter larger amounts or edit your totals. Click "Finish this Cleanup" when done
  • Scroll down and click "Share Image." Click "Save Image." Email your results to to be entered into the drawing for a brand new Briggs & Stratton 5750 Watt Portable Generator
  • That's it! Congratulations and thank you for helping us keep our basin clean!

Rather use pen and paper? You can download a data card here. Please be sure to email us your results so we can enter you into the drawing for a new generator!




Thank you for helping us keep the Lake Pontchartrain Basin clean and litter free!

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