Rivers Alive

Rivers Alive 2013 Recycling Bags
Rivers Alive 2013 Toilet Relocation
Big Dogs Canoe full of Tires 2013

Save the date for next year's Rivers Alive!
October 5, 2019!

2018 Numbers
17 sites
164 tires recycled
276 Volunteers
3.12 tons (6240 lbs.) of trash collected 
71,800 lbs. of metal recycled 

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors and Partners:


Koons Environmental
Stephen E. Draper Center for the Study of Water Law and Policy
ACC Sustainability
Golden Pantry
UGA Sustainability
WUOG 90.5 FM
Half-Moon Outfitters
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 Stormwater
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 stacee.farrell@accgov.com

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.   

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

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