“Rivers Alive Clean-Up, October 12, at The Ridge Nature Area” – Whitewater and Ginger Cake Creeks

This is your opportunity to help protect one of our most precious resources. Help us clean up the Ridge Nature Area’s trails, shores and waters by joining in support of Rivers Alive on Saturday, October 12, from 9 am to noon.

Since 1999, Rivers Alive has been 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 at locations throughout the state and county and is a program of the Georgia EPD Outreach Division.

Fayette County Adopt-A-Stream jointly with Fayette County Extension/4-H jointly and Southern Conservation Trust will sponsor a Rivers Alive Clean Up at the Ridge Nature Area at 390 Burch Road, Fayetteville on October 12th. Please meet at picnic table area just past “The Porch” at 9 am, Saturday, to register. Participants under the age of 18 and NOT active 4-H’ers must be accompanied by an adult. If an active club, group or school organization with an adult or faculty sponsor, contact the person named below for registration information.

All volunteers must complete a liability form (available at http://ugaextension.org/county-offices/fayette/4-h-youth-development.html or https://sctlandtrust.org) prior to participation.

Don’t forget to bring/wear appropriate clothing, shoes/boots, work gloves and bring water bottles. Bring signed waiver or arrive several minutes early to complete one. Volunteer T-shirt will be presented while supplies last.

Contact the Fayette County Adopt-A-Stream for more information at fayettegaaas@mindspring.com or 770-461-8578; ask for Mike De Lisle.