RECYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE to help wetland restoration efforts in the Pass Manchac area.

Southeastern Louisiana University will again collect used Christmas trees in partnership with area businesses and government agencies as part of its annual Christmas tree collection effort designed to enhance wetland restoration efforts in the Pass Manchac area.

1) Hammond Maintenance Facility
Address: 18104 Hwy. 190 in Hammond (next to Piggly Wiggly Super Market)
Hours: 7 am – 3:30 pm Mon-Fri, starting Dec. 26 through Mardi Gras

2) Southeastern Sustainability Center
Address: 2101 North Oak Street in Hammond
Hours: 7 am – 4 pm Mon-Thurs and 8 – 10 am on Fri, starting Jan. 5 through the end of January.

3) Middendorf’s Restaurant in Manchac
Address: 30160 U.S. 51, Akers, LA 70421
This location is a trailer drop off site.

Please make sure your tree is not flocked and is free of any lights, ornaments, metal stands, or other un-natural materials. Donated trees will be used to help build up marshland in areas that have been impacted by erosion and other factors. Lowe’s of Hammond is also donating unsold trees to the project.

This marks the 21st straight year Southeastern has conducted its recycled tree program, which relied on volunteers and students to deploy the trees in the Manchac wetlands. More than 35,000 trees have been deployed through the Southeastern program. See more info about the program on Southeastern’s website.



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