Rivers Alive Cleanup Saturday

Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful will turn its attention to local waterways with a clean-up event this weekend.

The annual “Rivers Alive” cleanup is this Saturday.

KTSCB Executive Director Linda Scofield said this Saturday’s cleanup event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“We are going to meet up at Yonah Dam (Park) and we are going to do Panther Creek,” said Scofield.  “It is a very long area, but it does need a lot of work.”

She went on to say that volunteers are encouraged to come out and help clean up.

“We are going to have all the garbage bags and picker-uppers and things like that,” said Scofield.  “All they need to bring is a smiling face and be willing to work and get a little dirty.  I think we are going to have a great time.”

Volunteers will receive a certificate of appreciation, T-shirt, and lunch for helping out.

According to Scofield, Saturday’s cleanup is part of the statewide “Rivers Alive” campaign.

“Many thousands of people go out to the different rivers in the state and clean up,” said Scofield.  “This happens once a year and it is usually towards September and October.”

Statewide, “Rivers Alive” is a joint effort of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division and the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation that works to clean and preserve more than 70,000 miles of Georgia rivers and streams.

For more information on Saturday’s “Rivers Alive” cleanup at Yonah Dam Park, call Scofield at 706-391-0110.