Rivers Alive is Georgia's annual volunteer waterway cleanup event that targets all waterways in the State including streams, rivers, lakes, beaches, and wetlands. The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia's water resources. Rivers Alive is held annually each fall and is a program of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division Outreach Program.


November 16, 2019
9am - 12pm

Meet in the front parking lot of Baker's Audio Visual
2195 N. Norcross Tucker Rd.
Norcross, GA 30071

We'll be giving a Norcross gateway site some TLC this year, cleaning out a watershed where 2 little streams converge, then flow into the nearby Beaver Ruin Creek.  This wooded area is filled with trash that gets washed off nearby streets and parking lots during storms, and settles on the ground when stream levels lower again after the storm water has rushed through. There is a lot to clean up - our goal is to keep it from being swept up in the next storm and sent further downstream
into the Altamaha River!

Here are some photos from our 2018 event:

Rivers Alive, a program of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division Outreach Program, has celebrated over 15 years of cleaning up Georgia's waterways. Throughout the history of Rivers Alive, over 369 thousand volunteers extracted 9.1 million pounds of garbage from 27.0 thousand miles of waterway. While these numbers indicate the tremendous impact this program has had on communities and their watersheds in the past, the numbers from the each successive year's cleanups indicate that Rivers Alive will continue to grow into the next decade.


Please wear long pants, close-toed shoes (and bring rubber boots if you have them, so you can get litter out of the stream, as well as along its banks.) Work gloves will be handy, too!

Bring a reuseable water bottle (snacks will be provided) and bug spray

Children 10yrs old and up are welcome

You're welcome to just drop in; however, if we know in advance that you plan to help, we'll be sure to have enough snacks, giveaways and other treats!

To VOLUNTEER (and ask any questions) please email us or call the project organizer Tixie Fowler at 770.842.2551

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