Athens Rivers Alive Volunteer Registration Now Open
Volunteer registration will close on Friday, October 9. For more information and to register for a clean-up site, visit www.accgov.com/riversalive.
Site sign-ups are up and running for the 2020 Rivers Alive event on Saturday, October 24.
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, now more than ever!
As you probably guessed, this year's event will look slightly different due to COVID-19. We will not be hosting a kick-off event, clean-up sites will be limited to 10 volunteers each, and we will not accommodate any walk-up/day-of volunteer registration. All volunteers must pre-register on our GivePulse page, which requires reading and signing-off on the 2020 Rivers Alive COVID-19 Agreement. The agreement outlines safety precautions for the day of the event, including self-reporting temperatures, mandatory masks, social distancing, and more. We are also offering an independent clean-up opportunity for those who are not comfortable participating in the larger group sites.
On the morning of the event, volunteers will meet directly at their chosen sites and should bring a reusable water bottle, bug spray, wear long pants and close-toed shoes, and come prepared to get wet and dirty.