SAVANNAH, GA – September 29, 2016 – Ogeechee Riverkeeper and the City of Savannah will sponsor a Rivers Alive cleanup from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at Harmon and Hayner’s Creeks.

Created by the Department of Natural Resource’s Environmental Protection Division and Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation, Rivers Alive targets waterways as part of an ongoing statewide campaign to clean and preserve more than 70,000 miles of Georgia’s rivers and streams. The group’s mission is to create awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia’s water resources. The mission of ORK goes hand-in-hand with that of Rivers Alive as ORK aims to protect, preserve and improve the water quality of the Ogeechee River basin. Rivers Alive’s annual volunteer cleanup initiatives brings volunteers from all parts of the state, who are eager to help clean the waterways in their communities.

Check-in, cleaning supplies, location assignments and other activities will be headquartered at the Rivers End boat ramp. Volunteers are encouraged to wear comfortable, versatile clothing and shoes, and the use of sunscreen and hats is encouraged.

“The annual Rivers Alive cleanup initiative is a great way to get the community involved in improving the water quality of local waterways, as well as to educate these individuals on the current state of the rivers and all the work that is still to be done,” ORK Executive Director Emily Markesteyn said.

Join ORK, the City of Savannah, and volunteers from other organizations to help keep our waterways beautiful. Cleanup volunteers will meet at the Rivers End boat ramp.

For more information or to sign up to help, please email Laura Walker at lwalker@savannahga.gov.

To learn more about Ogeechee Riverkeeper please visit www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org.