Rivers Alive Volunteer Registration Underway
Site sign-ups are up and running for the 2019 Rivers Alive event THIS Saturday, October 5th. 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, 276 volunteers came out to collect over 3.12 tons of trash, 71,800 pounds of metal recycling, and 164 tires during the event. This year, there are a variety of wet and dry clean-up options as well as several kid-friendly sites, so bring your friends and family out for a great morning of volunteer service in Athens.
Volunteer check-in starts at 8:00 am at Sandy Creek Nature Center. Breakfast and entertainment will be provided as we gather for the cleanup, and groups will disperse to their individual sites around 9:15 a.m. Volunteers should bring a reusable water bottle, wear long pants and close-toed shoes, and come prepared to get dirty. For more information and to register for a clean-up site, visit www.accgov.com/riversalive. We hope to see you there!