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CCWA Hosting Rivers Alive Stream Cleanup October 26

Community volunteers needed to clean up around Flint River at Swint Elementary in Jonesboro

 Morrow, GA – – 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 Swint Elementary School on Saturday, October 26.

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 Swint Elementary, 500 Highway 138 S.E. in Jonesboro from 10 a.m. – Noon to clean up around the Flint River.

“This event gives volunteers a first-hand look at the damage done by dumping litter and other debris. They can help restore the area around the Flint River and have fun working alongside CCWA staff and other community volunteers,” says CCWA Stormwater Director Kevin Osbey.

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 the Flint River. Following the cleanup, volunteers will enjoy a grilled hot dog lunch. Volunteers may pre-register by emailing Suzanne.brown@ccwa.us by October 24. For more information, visit ccwa.us.

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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