Rivers Alive

Rivers Alive 2013 Recycling Bags
Rivers Alive 2013 Toilet Relocation
Big Dogs Canoe full of Tires 2013
Mark Your Calendars for Rivers Alive 2014
October 18th, 2014

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!

Three hundred and eleven Athens area residents waded into local rivers, lakes and streams in 2013 as part of the continuing statewide campaign to clean and preserve over 70,000 miles of Georgia’s rivers and streams. 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. 
2013 Rives Alive Wrap Up 

 311 volunteers
20 sites
1 ton of garbage
 334 tires
 920 pounds of metal
 2.5 tons of recycling

 The winners were:
 • Trash to Treasure: Kiddie pool, Lewis and site #7
Most Reusable Item: Shopping cart, Sarah Arnold; 3 ring binder,  Amy Riker and site 11
Most Unique Item: Record player and cassette player combo, Jeffrey Kao and John Hendrick; "Tombstone",  Old Will Hunter Rd. site
Visit the Rivers Alive State Website for more information about this statewide project.


Rivers Alive 2013 Most Unique Item

Thank you to our 2013 sponsors:

CH2M logo

Public Utilities
Mama’s Boy
Waterman Water
Trader Joes
Go Mini
Big Dogs on the River 
Jittery Joe’s Coffee
ASAP Glenn Company
Liberty Tires
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 2014 contact Stacee Farrell at 706-613-3501 x312 or stacee.farrell@athensclarkecounty.com