Roswell seeks vol­un­teers for an­nual river cleanup

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - - COUNTY BY COUNTY - By Mitchell Northam Mitchell.Northam@ajc.com

For the 28th straight year, Ge­or­gia’s an­nual “Rivers Alive” cleanup pro­gram is com­ing to Roswell.

The cleanup will be based at River­side Park from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Satur­day, Sept. 22.

Vol­un­teers are needed to pick up lit­ter along lo­cal roads and in the river, re­move privet — an inva- sive plant species — and mark storm drains in sur­round­ing neigh­bor­hoods. Some groups will be tasked with guided ca­noe cleanups, head­ing out on the wa­ter near the Chat­ta­hoochee Na­ture Cen­ter.

Awards will be given at the end of the cleanup for the most trash col­lected and most un­usual item found.

Ge­or­gia has more than 70,100 miles of rivers and streams. The state is ask­ing res­i­dents, home­owner as­so­ci­a­tions, Scout troops, schools, churches, clubs and ser­vice or­ga­ni­za­tions to “make a dif­fer­ence for

All vol­un­teers must regis­ter and have the Rivers Alive vol­un­teer waiver form com­pleted and signed be­fore ar­riv­ing at the event.

the Chat­ta­hoochee River and its trib­u­taries.”

All vol­un­teers must regis­ter and have the Rivers Alive vol­un­teer waiver form com­pleted and signed be­fore ar­riv­ing at the event.

Spon­sor­ing the cleanup are Ad­vanced Dis­posal, Star­bucks, Tar­get and the Ki­wa­nis Club of His­toric Roswell.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to regis­ter as a vol­un­teer, visit the city’s web­site at roswell­gov.com or con­tact Vicki Cul­breth at 770641-3742. The dead­line to regis­ter is Sept. 14.

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