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. Participants must register for one of the several sites around Athens. All sites have been approved for social distancing and volunteers must follow COVID precautions.
Thank you, Rivers Alive 2020 volunteers!
The State Rivers Alive Board has chosen to specifically recognize Athens-Clarke County Rivers Alive, for its outstanding efforts in the 2020 cleanup season! Thank you to all the volunteers that showed up and helped clean up our waterways and roadways.
8 groups registered for Choose Your Own Adventure/Independent Clean-ups
The duffle bag + gift card prize winner is Brone Stewart, from the Pulaski Creek site.
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.