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Rivers Alive Cleanup Returns In October


The waterways of Athens will get an annual cleanup on Saturday, October 20 thanks to volunteers from around the area.

Expected to be 2018’s largest single volunteer effort to beautify Georgia waters, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s Rivers Alive cleanup will remove trash and other debris.

The 2017 cleanup saw 405 volunteers clean up 3.1 tons of trash, 1 ton of recycling, and 150 tires statewide.

Anyone interested in contributing to this year’s cleanup are welcomed to come out to the Sandy Creek Nature Center. Check-in will be at 8 a.m. and the cleanup will last until noon.

Volunteers are encouraged to carpool due to limited parking at the nature center.

After a kickoff celebration, including breakfast and t-shirts for the first 300 volunteers, teams will relocate to their assigned cleanup sites.

Volunteers should bring a reusable water bottle and wear gloves, long pants, and closed-toed shoes.
For more information, call 706-613-3729 or visit www.accgtov.com/riversalive.