There is a movement going on in town that was started by a group of ordinary citizens. They realized that no one is going to show up and magically clean up the city, so they are getting off their cabooses and are doing it themselves. They have organized huge groups of people to show up at different areas of the city and pick up trash for three hours twice a week. You can read more about them at their website at CleanNO.org I applaud them.
Our poor city was a dump before the storm, so you can only imagine what it looks like now. I have personally organized my own family to clean up the greenspaces in our neighborhood in Slidell on more than one occasion. Unfortunately, there are still some litterbugs around here who find it necessary to toss their beer cans and Taco Bell cups into the flowerbeds and onto the mowed grass at the entrances of the neighborhood every weekend. It's so frustrating to pick up all the debris only to have someone come in behind you and trash it again. Maybe I'm just naive, but I still find it hard to believe that there are people in America who still throw trash right out the window of their car and drive away.