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CCWA Hosting Rivers Alive Stream Cleanup at Panhandle Park on October 27

Sep 7, 2018 by Suzanne Brown

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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 Panhandle Park on Saturday, October 27.

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 Panhandle Park, 10930 Panhandle Road in Jonesboro from 10 a.m. – Noon to clean up around Hurricane Creek.

This event is great for scout troops, environmental clubs, church groups and families. The volunteers learn the importance of keeping our local waterways clean while having fun.

Volunteers should arrive by 9:30 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 may pre-register by emailing cornell.sims@ccwa.us. by October 24. However, pre-registratin is not required.

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.

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