Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) officials are putting out a call for community volunteers to help with the county’s annual Rivers Alive Stream Cleanup being held this year at Swint Elementary School on Saturday, Oct. 22.
Every fall, CCWA’s Stormwater Management Section hosts this event for residents to work together to clean trash, litter and other debris from a local river or creek. This year’s event will take place at Swint Elementary, 500 Hwy. 138, Jonesboro from 10 a.m. to noon to clean up a portion of the Flint River.
“This event is great for scout troops, environmental clubs, church groups and families. The volunteers learn the importance of keeping our local waterways clean and they have fun,” says CCWA Water Resources Engineer Shayla Nealy.
Volunteers should arrive by 10 a.m. and wear outdoor clothing and waterproof boots. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. After a safety briefing, volunteers will spend about an hour cleaning up around Hurricane Creek. Following the cleanup, volunteers will enjoy a hot dog lunch prepared by members of the Jonesboro Kiwanis Club. Volunteers do not need to pre-register. For more information, visit ccwa.us.
Clayton County’s event is part of the state-wide Rivers Alive volunteer cleanup event that targets all waterways in the state of Georgia, including streams, rivers, lakes, beaches and wetlands.