District launches program encouraging people to not litter in the French Quarter

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A management district last week launched a program that is designed to build awareness about sanitation through decals, magnets and local partnerships and with the goal that it will encourage people to not litter in the French Quarter.

Launched by the French Quarter Management District on May 10, the Keep the Quarter Clean campaign builds on Clean up NOLA and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards’ Keep Louisiana Beautiful program, and includes free decals and magnets that are meant to encourage residents and visitors to keep the neighborhood clean.

The intent of the program is to maintain a higher level of cleanliness, where all stakeholders feel a sense of ownership in promoting the Keep the Quarter Clean campaign and driving a greater level of litter abatement and sanitation amongst our visitors, residents, businesses, and government agencies 
providing services in the French Quarter, according to FQMD Executive Director Karley Frankic.

Lead by the district’s Livability Committee, the campaign’s is also designed to highlight laws and improve sanitation conditions in the French Quarter.

Despite efforts by local businesses and residents to keeping their property facades in orderly condition during the initial COVID-19 shutdowns in 2020, Frankic said improved sanitation is needed in the French Quarter.

“It is all of our responsibility to preserve the French Quarter. Keep the Quarter Clean will utilize a multi-pronged campaign to be rolled out in collaboration with our appointing entities, political partners, and friends throughout our community,” Frankic said.

Additionally, residents and visitors are encouraged to report “sanitation opportunities” directly to Nola 311.

The decals and magnets are available at the FQMD offices located at 400 N. Peters St., Suite 206. They were recently distributed at Cabrini Park Mother’s Day picnic on Sunday.

For more information, contact Frankic at 504-323-5801 or email at kfrankic@fqmd.org.