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CCWA Hosting Rivers Alive Stream Cleanup on October 21

CCWA Hosting Rivers Alive Stream Cleanup on October 21

Community volunteers needed to clean up along the Flint River at Swint Elementary

October 10, 2023 (Morrow, GA) – – Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) officials are putting out a call for community volunteers to help with this year’s Rivers Alive Stream Cleanup being held at Swint Elementary School on Saturday, October 21 at 10 a.m. – rain or shine.

CCWA’s Stormwater Management Department hosts this event for volunteers to work together to clean trash, litter and other debris from a local river or creek. This is a great opportunity for scouts, civic groups, environmental clubs and families to help clean up around the Flint River, which is one of CCWA’s drinking water sources.

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

Volunteers should arrive at Swint Elementary, 500 Highway 138 SE in Jonesboro, by 9:30 a.m. and wear outdoor clothing and waterproof boots. Commemorative t-shirts, gloves and trash bags will be provided. After a safety briefing, volunteers will spend 45 minutes – one hour cleaning up along the Flint River. The event wraps up at noon. Minors under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult. For more information, click here.

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.