All CDC guidelines regarding Covid-19 will be followed for this event.
About Rivers Alive Rivers Alive is Georgia’s annual volunteer waterway cleanup event that targets all waterways in the state, including streams, rivers, lakes, beaches, and wetlands. The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia’s water resources. Rivers Alive is held annually each fall and is a program of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division Outreach Program.
While we can’t organize group cleanups right now, we are coordinating individual litter pickups. We are encouraging families and households to adopt a spot on the river and commit to checking it for litter regularly.
One of the busiest, and messiest, places along the river is the landing. From constructed boat ramps to informal sandy spots to put in, these are heavily trafficked areas and tend to accumulate trash.
Our goal is to have each location ‘adopted’ by a dedicated crew who will make sure the litter is collected and disposed of properly.
ORK will provide:
Documents for volunteer hours, if needed
Choose a location to adopt
Cleanup the location at least once per month
Take before and after photos
Please observe safe social distancing. Before heading out, consider the weather and prepare appropriately. Also be advised an ORK staff member will not be in attendance. This clean-up project will be “at your own risk.”