There are a variety of both wet and dry options as well as several kid friendly sites, so bring out the friends and family for a great day!
Rivers Alive is Georgia's annual volunteer river clean-up event that encourages civic involvement in the preservation of Georgia's precious water resources. Our waterways provide us with fresh drinking water, important wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities that serve as a respite from our busy day-to-day lives. Last year, 405 volunteers came out to collect 3.1 tons of trash, 1 ton of recycling, and 150 tires during the event!
Thank you to our 2018 sponsors and Partners:
Stephen E. Draper Center for the Study of Water Law and Policy
WUOG 90.5 FM
WaterMan Spring Water
Broad River Outpost
Upper Oconee Watershed Network
Jittery Joe's Coffee
Department of Natural Resources
ACC Solid Waste/Collections and Landfill
ACC Public Utilities/Water Conservation
ACC Leisure Services/Natural Resources
Keep Oconee County Beautiful
Oconee River Land Trust
Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful
UGA Office of Service Learning
To find out about sponsorship opportunities for 2018 contact Stacee Farrell at 706-613-3501 x312 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Rivers Alive
Athens area residents 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 the largest single volunteer effort to beautify Georgia’s water resources. Volunteers in Athens stage their cleanup in October at Dudley Park. Theyjoin 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, ACC Transportation and Public Works/Stormwater Division, ACC Leisure Services, ACC Public Utilities/Water Conservation Office, Keep Oconee County Beautiful, Upper Oconee Watershed Network (UOWN), Athens Land Trust, Oconee River Land Trust, UGA Office of Sustainability, UGA Office of Service Learning.