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Great American Cleanup calls for volunteers April 11

It's time to roll up your sleeves and pitch in: Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful (KCRB)'s annual Great American Cleanup (GAC) returns on Saturday, April 11, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Pine Log Park Pavilion, 1500 Ga. Highway 138, to keep Rockdale's public spaces a little cleaner.

The half-day event, which KCRB hosts in partnership with the City of Conyers and Rockdale County government, encourages citizens to pick up garbage, tires and other debris around the community, and teaches youth about the importance of litter prevention and recycling as much of the materials collected as possible.

There are other perks as well. Students can earn four hours of community service and residents who live in unincorporated Rockdale County can get 5 percent off their annual stormwater fee. And the volunteer team that collects the most trash will be pictured in The Rockale News.

KCRB invites civic and neighborhood groups, businesses, Boy and Girl Scout troops, churches, youth groups, individuals, and families to participate in GAC. Volunteers are encouraged to send a representative from their group to the park's pavilion to check in and pick up supplies beginning at 9 a.m. on the day of the cleanup.

Volunteer registration forms are available online at To register, or for more information, please call 770-278-7052 or email Forms also can be mailed to Rockdale County Department of Community Affairs & Innovative Programs, P.O. Box 289, Conyers, GA 30012 or dropped off at the County's Administration and Services Building, 958 Milstead Ave., Conyers, 30012.

Through public-private partnerships and strategic alliances with citizens, businesses and government, KCRB's efforts each year motivate hundreds of volunteers to clean up, beautify and improve Conyers-Rockdale, thereby creating safer, more livable environments. Last year, more than 300 volunteers participated in GAC by sprucing up local roadways, subdivisions, commercial properties, parks, schools, and illegal dumpsites across Rockdale.

All cleaning supplies - garbage bags, gloves and brightly-colored safety vests - will be provided to volunteers at no charge. Volunteers will also receive free food and a T-shirt for participating while supplies last.