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Volunteers Needed for Rivers Alive Cleanup at Panhandle Park on October 28

Oct 19, 2017 by Suzanne Brown

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 28.

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 and they have fun,” says CCWA Water Resources Engineer Shayla Nealy.

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 shayla.nealy@ccwa.us. by October 26. For more information, visit ccwa.us.

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