Volunteers Needed to Help Protect Alpharetta’s Waterways!

Released September 06, 2019 02:24 PM

                Join Us for Rivers Alive!

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Join hundreds of volunteers for the 31st Annual Rivers Alive! The Alpharetta event will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 8:30 am to Noon.  Volunteers will help remove litter and debris from roadways, streams, and greenways; stencil storm drains and other projects. This is a great event for families, scout troops, service groups and individuals to make a great impact on our community. Help keep our water source and the vital habitats it supports clean and healthy!


The Alpharetta Rivers Alive Event is a joint program of the Environmental Protection Division’s statewide Rivers Alive Program and the Keep Georgia Beautiful Program. The annual Georgia Waterway Cleanup is expected to once again be the largest single volunteer effort to protect and beautify Georgia’s water resources. Trash jeopardizes the health of the waterway, economy and people. It’s in our rivers, lakes and ocean – and it’s here to stay unless we change our practices. The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia's water resources.


We are asking volunteers to pre-register by calling (678) 297-6213 or emailing tporter@alpharetta.ga.us. All volunteers under age 18 must have the River's Alive Volunteer Waiver Form completed and signed by a parent before arriving at the event.


Rock Mill Park located at 3100 Kimball Bridge Road.  Beginning at 8:30, participants can register onsite and get supplies for their project.  Following a brief gathering with announcements at 9:00 volunteers will dispatch to identified projects and return to Rock Mill Park by 11:30 with collected litter and debris for weighing, tallying, pictures and refreshments.   


We especially thank DataScan for sponsoring our local event. 


This Rivers Alive Cleanup is brought to you by the City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Natural Resource Commission. Visit here to learn more about Georgia Rivers Alive https://riversalive.georgia.gov/