Rivers Alive cleanup projects set for September 17 in Roswell

Rivers Alive, Georgia’s annual waterway cleanup, comes to Roswell on Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The event, cohosted by Keep Roswell Beautiful and the City of Roswell, is part of a statewide campaign to clean and preserve Georgia’s 70,100 miles of rivers and streams.

Rivers Alive has been an annual tradition in Roswell for 31 years and sparks renewed pride in the unique riverside city.

This annual cleanup is important in maintaining the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries that flow through Roswell.

Last year, Roswell’s 2021 Rivers Alive cleanup had 205 volunteers that collected 2,285 pounds of trash, marked 55 storm drains, and removed more than 35 cubic yards of invasive, non-native plants.

This year, project sites will include Riverside Park, Waller Park, Don White Memorial Park, Seven Branches, sections of Big Creek, Foe Killer Creek, and Hog Waller Creek, and others.

Activities will include litter pickup, storm drain marking, and non-native, invasive plant removal projects. Participants come together after their hard work for refreshments, t-shirts, and awards at Riverside Park.

To register for Rivers Alive, please visit the Keep Roswell Beautiful website at www.keeproswellbeautiful.org/rivers-alive.

All participants must register for the event by Sunday, September 12.

Questions may be directed to EnviroEducation@roswellgov.com.

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