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Volunteers needed for Rivers Alive
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Boy Scouts Andrew Bonar, Raymond Hudson, and Ryan Gaylor with Troop 410 help clean near the Lorraine Trailhead as part of the 2011 Rivers Alive cleanup. - photo by Submitted Photo

The community is invited to participate in a countywide cleanup targeting waterways for the annual Rivers Alive Cleanup, as part of the continuing statewide campaign to clean and preserve more than 70,000 miles of Georgia’s rivers and streams.

The event is Sat., Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pine Log Park Pavilion, 1500 Hwy 138, Conyers.

Organizations and individuals will gather at the Pine Log Park pavilion to clean Rockdale County’s waterways including ditches, rivers, creeks, lakes, and wetlands. Supplies for the cleanup are provided. Volunteers will also receive free lunch and a t-shirt for participation.

The effort is part of Rivers Alive, a joint program of the Department of Natural Resource’s Environmental Protection Division and Keep Georgia Beautiful Campaign. Civic groups, subdivisions, businesses, Boy and Girl Scout troops, churches, youth groups, individuals, and families are encouraged to participate.

Rivers Alive is held annually each fall. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division's Georgia Adopt-A-Stream Program and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs' Keep Georgia Beautiful Program sponsor the program in cooperation with Help the Hooch.

Volunteer registration forms are available online at Forms are due by Oct. 10. To register, or for more information, call 770-278-7142 or email Forms also can be mailed to Stormwater Events, P.O. Box 1495, Conyers, GA 30012 or dropped off at the County’s Administration and Services Building, 958 Milstead Ave. in Conyers.

For more information about Rivers Alive, please visit