Aired the week of 05/09/12 - #1219
Blake Couvillion feels a deep connection to his Cajun heritage and the ways in which it ties him to the land and people in Louisiana. Then he built a home on the banks of the Bayou Teche, a winding river that stretches over 124 miles and is seeped in Cajun history. Blake saw first-hand how polluted the Teche was with trash. He began gathering people together to help clean the waterway and formed The T.E.C.H.E. Project to raise awareness on its importance, promote outdoor use of the bayou (they host one of the longest canoeing marathons in the country) and to clean its waters. When the show originally aired, over 30 tons of garbage and abandoned materials had been pulled out of the bayou.