Cajuns for Bayou Teche (CFBT) was founded by Blake Couvillion as a grass-roots group in 2009. It is a program of the TECHE Project non-profit organization. This group has gained extraordinary support from Acadiana residents, local authorities and like-minded volunteers. CBTF started its mission to restore and preserve Bayou Teche by removing debris and garbage from this historic bayou. The group of volunteers has removed over 60 tons of trash from the bayou. Its overall mission is to support any effort to improve Bayou Teche, promote recreation and increase water quality on this bayou. CBTF operates a 24’ river barge equipped for trash collection. This program operates off of the kindness of volunteers and the donations of local residents such as the Kiwanis de Pont Breaux, the City of Breaux Bridge, and St. Martin Parish Government.
For his work with Cajuns for Bayou Teche, Blake Couvillion was honored with the “E-chievement Award” from the nationally broadcasted radio program, eTown. See here: http://www.etown.org/e-
We are also happy to announce a new event spear-headed by Council Member, Dane Thibodeaux. Dane started the first annual “Trash Bash and Boogie” in September 2013. This event is a CFBT bayou clean up that works to clean the bayou in preparation for Tour du Teche races. The volunteers for this clean up are treated with lunch and music on the bayou. Come join us for the next Trash Bash, March 22, 2014, and pass a good time doing good things for the bayou!