‘Rivers Alive’ seeks helpers

The Covington News - - THE SECOND FRONT - DANIELLE EVER­SON de­v­er­son@cov­news.com

Regis­tra­tion is now open to any­one will­ing to help keep New­ton’s rivers clean.

Keep Cov­ing­ton/New­ton Beau­ti­ful, the city of Cov­ing­ton, the Ge­or­gia Wildlife Fed­er­a­tion, and the New­ton County Wa­ter & Sew­er­age Au­thor­ity will host the an­nual RIVERS ALIVE! cleanup event Satur­day, Oct. 5, and is look­ing for vol­un­teers for the event. In­di­vid­u­als, fam­i­lies, busi­nesses, churches, clubs

and other or­ga­ni­za­tions are in­vited to pre-reg­is­ter for the event. Vol­un­teers will clean as­signed ar­eas of the Al­covy, South and Yel­low rivers. Vol­un­teers will meet at Longhorn Steak­house, U.S. High­way 278 at 9 a.m., where they will re­ceive a free break­fast, t-shirts and clean­ing sup­plies. They will then split into groups to travel to cleanup lo­ca­tions.

Af­ter the cleanup, vol­un­teers are in­vited to eat lunch and par­tic­i­pate in ed­u­ca­tional ac­tiv­i­ties at noon at the Ge­or­gia Wildlife Fed- er­a­tion, 11600 Hazel­brand Road. Lau­rie Ri­ley, di­rec­tor of KCNB pre­vi­ously said RIVERS ALIVE! was cre­ated to ad­dress is­sues with wa­ter pol­lu­tion and to pro­vide so­lu­tions for the prob­lem.

In the past, the event has had more than 300 vol­un­teers par­tic­i­pate.

To reg­is­ter visit kcnb.biz and com­plete the pre-regis­tra­tion and re­lease forms. Com­pleted forms should be sent to Keep Cov­ing­ton/ New­ton Beau­ti­ful by email at new­ton­clean@co.new­ton.ga.us or faxed to 770784-2082. Par­tic­i­pants are en­cour­aged to wear closed-toe shoes and long pants, and should pre­pare to get wet.

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