CCWA's Public Information Office manages web site content and media relations; coordinates outreach/education efforts and the publication of quarterly customer newsletters, the Consumer Confidence Report (also known as the annual water quality report) and the annual Storm Water Report. For more information, call 770.960.6972, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCWA hosts three major public education events every year:
The first Saturday in October, CCWA hosts a Wetlands and Watershed Festival to give visitors a chance to enjoy nature while learning about our environment in a fun way. The free festival provides environmental education for the entire family.
The festival features a wealth of activities for all ages to enjoy, including environmental exhibits & activities, guided trail hikes, live animal exhibits, children’s nature crafts, wetlands scavenger hunt…and more. Many watershed and environmental groups from Georgia and the southeast also participate in the festival. Click here to learn more.
Every spring on the fourth Saturday in April, CCWA sponsors a Household Hazardous Waste Amnesty Day at the W.B. Casey Water Reclamation Facility in Jonesboro. This event is only open to Clayton County residents and allows them to drop off a wide variety of items we often have stored somewhere around the house that have a detrimental affect on our environment. The event is free of charge. Click here to learn more.
Every fall on the fourth Saturday in October, CCWA sponsors a Rivers Alive Stream Cleanup. During the cleanup event, residents of all ages work together to clean trash, litter and other debris from one of the county’s many waterways. 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. The state-wide efforts are sponsored by 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.
The 2012 cleanup took place at M.D. Roberts Middle School in Jonesboro, where 195 community volunteers came out to help clean up a portion of Rum Creek. Click here to learn more.