Rivers Alive

Rivers Alive 2013 Recycling Bags
Rivers Alive 2013 Toilet Relocation
Big Dogs Canoe full of Tires 2013
Thank you RIVERS ALIVE Volunteers!
See you October 10, 2015!

Our rivers and streams provide us with fresh drinking water, important wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities. Help preserve our precious rivers and streams at this year’s Rivers Alive volunteer cleanup event! We are the solution to water pollution!

Rivers Alive is a joint program of the Environmental Protection Division Outreach Education Programs and the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation. The annual Georgia Waterway Cleanup is the largest single volunteer effort to beautify Georgia’s water resources. 

Visit the Rivers Alive State Website for more information about this statewide project.

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2014 Rives Alive Wrap Up 

 Thank you, Athens, for another successful Rivers Alive!  
192 volunteers worked at 15 sites to collect: 

4.89 tons (9,740 lbs.),
1.21 tons (2,400 lbs.) of recycling ,
 1 ton (2,000 lbs.) of metal,
And 194 tires!  

See event photos and share yours in the Facebook Rivers Alive Album!  https://www.facebook.com/RiversAliveAthens


Trash 2 Treasure Contest

Most Unique:
1st place - Cast Iron Fireplace Stand
 entered by Luke Osborne
2nd place - Wonder Horse Riding Toy
entered by Carmen Kraus
Most Reusable:
1st place - Wooden Tool Carrier
entered by Tiffany Eberhard and group
2nd place - Swing Blade
entered by Chris Silcox
Overall Trash 2 Treasure
1st place - Cow skull
entered by Kengelle Chukwurah
2nd place - Snoopy Table
entered byKatelyn Snider

Thank you to our 2014 sponsors:

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Public Utilities
Upper Oconee Watershed Network
North Oconee Greenway
UGA Sustainability
Mama’s Boy
KACCB
Waterman Water
Coca-Cola
Go Mini
Big Dogs on the River 
Jittery Joe’s Coffee
Glenn Company
Liberty Tires
Half Moon Outfitters
ACC Solid Waste
ACC Public Utilities
ACC Stormwater
ACC Leisure Services
HandsOn NorthEast GA

Steering Committee Members 

ACC Solid Waste/Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful, ACC Transportation and Public Works/Stormwater Division, ACC Leisure Services, Hands On Northeast Georgia, ACC Public Utilities/Water Conservation Office, Upper Oconee Watershed Network, Big Dogs on the River

To find out about sponsorship opportunities for 2015 contact Stacee Farrell at 706-613-3501 x312 or stacee.farrell@athensclarkecounty.com