Rivers Alive

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Volunteer Registration OPEN!

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This year’s cleanup event will be on Saturday, October 10th, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Volunteer check-in is at Dudley Park on the corner of MLK PKWY and E. Broad Street.  Preregister through Community Connection. Volunteer Check-in starts at 8:00 AM.  

Volunteers should bring a reusable water bottle and gloves, and wear long pants and closed toed shoes.  Lunch and entertainment will be provided after the cleanup. C
all 706.353.1313 if you have questions about registration. Or visit HandsonNEGA.org.
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Athens area residents will wade into local rivers, lakes and streams as part of the continuing statewide campaign to clean and preserve over 70,000 miles of Georgia’s rivers and streams. The effort is part of Rivers Alive, a joint program of the Environmental Protection Division Outreach Education Programs and the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation. 
The annual Georgia Waterway Cleanup is expected to once again be the largest single volunteer effort to beautify Georgia’s water resources.  Volunteers in Athens will stage their cleanup at 9:00 AM on October 10 at Dudley Park.  They will be joining an estimated 25,000 other volunteers statewide participating in the annual river cleanup.  This fall over 200 cleanups will collect trash and similar debris in streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands and the ocean from Tallulah Gorge in North Georgia to the Satilla River in the South.  

Rivers Alive in Athens is organized by Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful, the Upper Oconee Watershed Network, Hands On Northeast Georgia, Big Dogs on the River, the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department, ACC Solid Waste, ACC Central Services, Watershed UGA, UGA Student Services, the ACC Water Conservation Office, and the ACC Stormwater Division.  
Last year, 192 volunteers collected over 4.8 tons (9,740 lbs) of trash, 1.2 tons (2,400 lbs) of recycling, and 194 tires during the event! 

Visit the Rivers Alive State Website for more information about this statewide project.
Thank you to our 2015 sponsors:

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Public Utilities
Upper Oconee Watershed Network
Mama’s Boy
Waterman Water 
Go Mini
Big Dogs on the River 
Jittery Joe’s Coffee
Glenn Company
ACC Solid Waste
ACC Public Utilities
ACC Stormwater
ACC Leisure Services
Community Connection NEGA

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