Ouachita Green is one of many wonderful nonprofit organizations' West Monroe is fortunate enough to home. They strive to help keep Ouachita parish beautiful by planting different arrangement of plants and trees, cleaning up the communities, and hosting service events across the parish. Apart of trying to keep Ouachita parish beautiful is their efforts to make sure we understand the importance of taking part in cleaning up our community regularly. As an organization they have made many efforts to get the community involved in their hard work by inviting everyone out to service events, installing several recycling bins in the community, and their participation in the Great American Clean-up. Although Ouachita Green’s top priorities is to improve the local community, they often combine their effort with larger organizations to become part of a larger state and national movement. Working with organizations such as Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) & Keep America Beautiful (KAB), together these organizations will set standards and advance thier agenda to positively influence those witnessing their work. Ouachita Green host many events throughout the year giving individuals of all ages and background the opportunity to give back to their community on many scales. Just a few of their events include Water Sweep, Americas Recycles Day, and Leaders Against Litter. Leaders Against Litter has the biggest impact on the community because it allows the wonderful leaders from Monroe, West Monroe, Sterlington, Richwood, and Ouachita Parish to get involved with the tedious work of cleaning up our neighborhoods and addressing the issue of littering. There is usually a Leaders Against Litter press conference held outside the front steps of West Monroe City Hall before the groups head out to their designated routes throughout our community collecting litter using golden grabbers and wearing “Leaders Against Litter” t-shirts. The best part about this event is after the cleanup, all the leaders will sign a pledge confirming their commitment to a cleaner community and state. This event hosted by Ouachita Green is a great way for the leaders of our community to set a spectacular example for the youth of our community. Being able to witness the leaders of our community dedicating their time to such a beneficial cause will send the message that it is everyone's responsibility to make sure we do our part in keeping our home clean. Whether it’s a small donation or just offering your time for service, Ouachita Green welcomes you with open arms.