2018 Rivers Alive Volunteer Registration is Underway
Site sign-ups are now up and running for this year's Rivers Alive event on Saturday, October 20th. 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. Many of you have attended Rivers Alive in the past, and we hope you'll continue to join us!
Last year, a record-breaking 405 volunteers came out to collect over 3.1 tons (6,200 lbs) of trash, 1 ton (2,000 lbs) of recycling, and 150 tires during the event. This year, there are a variety of both 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 am. 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!