Save the date for next year's Rivers Alive!
October 5, 2019!
164 tires recycled 276 Volunteers 3.12 tons (6240 lbs.) of trash collected
71,800 lbs. of metal recycled
Thank you to our 2018 sponsors and Partners:
Stephen E. Draper Center for the Study of Water Law and Policy
WUOG 90.5 FM
WaterMan Spring Water
Broad River Outpost
Upper Oconee Watershed Network
Jittery Joe's Coffee
Department of Natural Resources
ACC Solid Waste/Collections and Landfill
ACC Public Utilities/Water Conservation
ACC Leisure Services/Natural Resources
Keep Oconee County Beautiful
Oconee River Land Trust
Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful
UGA Office of Service Learning
To find out about sponsorship opportunities for 2018 contact Stacee Farrell at 706-613-3501 x312 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Rivers Alive
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.