Athens Water Festival
Saturday, September 9, 10:30am-2:00pm
Sandy Creek Park (400 Bob Holman Road)
Be a Sewer Hero at this year’s Athens Water Festival! This is a family friendly event all about water, hosted by the ACC Water Conservation Office with support from ACC Stormwater and ACC Leisure Services. There is a $2/person entry fee into Sandy Creek Park, but all the activities are FREE! Make sure to bring your swimsuit and a water bottle. Visit www.athenswaterfestival.com for more information.
Green School Kick-off
Thursday, September 14, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Hi-Lo Lounge (1354 Prince Avenue)
You are invited to join us as we kick–off the 2017-2018 school year with a Green School celebration! Trivia, food, prizes, giveaways and more! All teachers, paraprofessionals, PTA/PTO representatives, and interested community members are invited to attend. Learn about the environmental education resources available in ACC, network with fellow teachers, and meet your Green School Program contacts. For more information, visit www.accgreenschools.org.
The US Environmental Protection Agency is celebrating the fifth annual SepticSmart Week, and it is Time to Get Pumped. SepticSmart Week encourages homeowners, wastewater professionals, and state and local officials to design and maintain effective septic systems to protect public health, preserve valuable water resources, and sustain economic vitality in their communities. If you have a septic system, consider joining the celebration by visiting the ACC Septic System Education website, reading the ACC Septic System brochure, or scheduling a septic system inspection and pump.
Saturday, September 30, 8:00am-12:00pm
Kick-off at Sandy Creek Nature Center (205 Old Commerce Road)
Volunteer to help preserve our precious rivers and streams at the 2017 Rivers Alive volunteer cleanup event! The cleanup is on Saturday, September 30th from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Volunteer check-in is at Sandy Creek Nature Center and starts at 8:00 AM, with free breakfast and live entertainment. Please arrive early to park, and carpooling is highly encouraged. Volunteers should bring a reusable water bottle and gloves, and wear long pants and closed toed shoes. Please visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/riversalive or the Facebook page 'Rivers Alive Athens' for more information.