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May 17, 2011
Waterway Debris Removal will begin our first clean up operation on the Tangipahoa River in Tangipahoa Parish in March 2012.…

Partners and Associations

Currently WDR has one partner Gulf Coast Diesel, LLC. If you would like to partner with WDR for this ongoing effort please CONTACT US


Waterway Debris Removal is a non-profit organization formed on September 1, 2011. The motivation to do so was inspired by a family outing in our boat. While navigating the river, there were many obstructions coming up from below the water. These were large enough to puncture holes in fiberglass or metal boats if one happened to run over them while riding. We also noticed all the trash on the riverbank that seemed to remain there week after week.

Our family decided we needed to do more than just talk about the problem. We formed Waterway Debris Removal in hopes of gaining support to tackle this ugly issue. Our goal is basic and ongoing: to be a year-round operation removing all aspects of debris, whether topside or underwater. We encourage everyone to help in any way, by donation or when we have a community event. Thank you for visiting us and we look forward to cleaning up with you.

Our Mission

Mississippi River Delta and Gulf Coastline

Waterway Debris Removal is a non-profit organization dedicated to removing trash and obstructions from Gulf Coast rivers, lakes, and bayous. We want to keep our sportsman’s paradise beautiful for present and future generations. Without a continuing effort, we all stand the chance of depriving our families of beautiful waterways as we know them.

You Can Help

Trash Along Louisiana Bayou

Any person can help by volunteering on local area debris removal days. These events will be posted on our website on our Special Events page. Special events and work days will be posted frequently. We also accept monetary donations by mail or on our website from those who would like to fund our ongoing efforts. All monetary donations are tax-deductible.