Rivers Alive com­ing Sat­ur­day in Cedar­town

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The ef­forts to help keep lo­cal wa­ter­ways clean con­tin­ues this week­end at Polk County vol­un­teers gather in Cedar­town to take part in the an­nual River’s Alive cleanup.

Keep Polk Beau­ti­ful is team­ing up with sev­eral lo­cal youth groups and or­ga­ni­za­tions — in­clud­ing the Cedar­town Ju­nior Ser­vice League — for the cleanup start­ing Sat­ur­day morn­ing in Peek’s Park with an 8 a.m. reg­is­tra­tion.

New Keep Polk Beau­ti­ful ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Randy Cook said it is his hope to have as many vol­un­teers out to help as pos­si­ble, and make this one of the big­gest years ever for River’s Alive.

“We need ev­ery­one who want to en­sure that we have clean wa­ter for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to take part now by help­ing with our ef­forts this week­end,” Cook said.

Par­tic­i­pants will dis­perse into the com­mu­nity to iden­ti­fied tar­get ar­eas to pick up litter. Cleanup ac­tiv­i­ties will take place from 9 a.m. to noon.

At noon, par­tic­i­pants will meet back at Peek Park for a free lunch pro­vided cour­tesy of Cedar­town Ju­nior Ser­vice League. Bis­cuits and juice will be pro­vided to early regis­trants at 8 a.m.

Those par­tic­i­pat­ing are en­cour­aged to wear sturdy cloth­ing (long pants, sleeves, hats, boots) to pro­tect against the el­e­ments.

Mi­nors will be re­quired to sign a med­i­cal waiver.

Keep Polk Beau­ti­ful in­vites groups rep­re­sent­ing lo­cal busi­nesses, in­dus­try, sports, churches, civic or­ga­ni­za­tions and like-minded in­di­vid­u­als to take part. Each par­tic­i­pant will re­ceive a free T-shirt.

For chil­dren, Keep Polk Beau­ti­ful will host learn­ing ac­tiv­i­ties con­ducted by Jan­ice Ste­wart, re­tired ed­u­ca­tor. These will be fun, age-ap­pro­pri­ate and in­struc­tive.

For more in­for­ma­tion call 678-246-1083 or email kp­beau­ti­ful@polkga.org.

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