Volunteers to Clean Bay Gall Creek in Statewide Cleanup Effort | Community Spirit
Warner Robins residents will wade into Bay Gall Creek as part of the continuing statewide campaign to clean and preserve over 70,000 miles of Georgia’s rivers and streams. The effort will be part of Rivers Alive, a joint program of the Environmental Protection Division Outreach Programs and the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation.
The annual Georgia Waterway Cleanup is expected to once again be the largest single volunteer effort to beautify Georgia’s water resources.
Volunteers will stage their cleanup at 9:00 a.m. on November 16, 2013 at Wellston Trail on Corder Road. They will be joining an estimated 25,000 other volunteers statewide participating in the annual river cleanup. During the fall over 200 cleanups will collect trash and similar debris in streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands and the ocean from the Conasauga River in North Georgia to the St. Marys River in the South.
During the 2012 river cleanup more than 29,000 volunteers cleaned over 2,100 miles of waterways and removed over 360 tons of trash and garbage including tires, cans, shopping carts and refrigerators from Georgia’s waterways, according to Harold Harbert, Outreach Manager with the Environmental Protection Division. Harbert expects Rivers Alive 2013 to involve thousands more volunteers and to continue to be the State’s and one of the South’s largest volunteer efforts to beautify water resources.
Supporters of the statewide campaign include: Georgia Adopt-A-Stream and Project WET, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division, Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation, and Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Dozens of other local organizations will be sponsoring individual cleanups around the state.
Statewide sponsors provide generous financial support and assist with local cleanups including: Georgia Power, Coca-Cola Company, Oglethorpe Power, Golder Associates, Perdue Foundation, Hunton & Williams, McKenna Long & Aldridge, Sutherland and NewFields.
To volunteer for the Bay Gall Creek Rivers Alive Cleanup, contact Keep Warner Robins Beautiful at
478-929-7258 or email@example.com.