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Cleanup of area rivers planned for Saturday

Article published in Rome News Tribune 10/14/10

Cleanup of area rivers planned for Saturday
byStaff Reports
Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful executive director Mary Hardin Thornton and Rome-Floyd Public Library director Susan Cooley paddle toward shore during the events 2010 clean up.(Kevin Myrick/RN-T)
Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful executive director Mary Hardin Thornton and Rome-Floyd Public Library director Susan Cooley paddle toward shore during the events 2010 clean up.(Kevin Myrick/RN-T)
 
 
Romans who want to make area riverways a little cleaner will get the opportunity this weekend.

On Saturday, Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful and CRBI will sponsor the annual Rivers Alive cleanup.

The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia’s water resources.

Rivers Alive is scheduled annually each fall and is sponsored statewide 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.

Local volunteers are asked to meet Saturday at Heritage Park near the new levee entrance.

Registration is from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. Groups will then go out into the community to pick up trash along the riverbanks; specifically, the Coosa River from Heritage Park to the Lock & Dam, the Coosa River at the DNR ramp on Old River Road in Coosa, and Armuchee Creek off Scenic Drive on Texas Valley Road at the Wilson Beard Rodeo Arena. The Armuchee cleanup is also associated with Armuchee Ruritan Club and Lavender Mountain Hardware.

Participants are encouraged to wear long pants, heavy-duty shoes or boots. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided.



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