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Posted on: October 26, 2023

City Invites Volunteers To Annual River Alive Cleanup

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 City Invites Volunteers To Annual River Alive Cleanup

 

SAVANNAH (Oct. 26, 2023) – The City of Savannah Water Resources Department invites volunteers out for the Rivers Alive Cleanup on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Harmon and Hayners Creek. 

This Rivers Alive Cleanup is part of the annual statewide Georgia’s October Rivers Alive Campaign, the largest volunteer effort to protect and preserve state waterways. Saturday’s cleanup begins at 8:30 a.m. and volunteers are asked to meet at River’s End Community Boat Ramp at the end of Hurst Avenue south of Montgomery Crossroads. 

A number of kayaks will be provided by Wilderness Southeast for volunteers to use, but organizers encourage attendees to bring their own kayaks or small boats. The aim for the day is to collect as much water litter as possible. 

Over the years, thousands of pounds of litter have been removed from Harmon and Hayners Creek, which are headwaters for Vernon River. In 2021, the Water Resources Department and the nonprofit Ogeechee Riverkeepers installed and began maintaining four litter traps that flow into the Vernon River. 

The Rivers Alive Cleanup is sponsored by Clean Coast, a Savannah-based nonprofit volunteer organization working to combat marine debris, and the City of Savannah. 

What: Rivers Alive Cleanup

When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 8:30 a.m.

Where: River’s End Landing Community Boat Ramp

 

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