The Water Guardians are a group of water lovers, 4-H club members, scouts, students and local residents of all kinds who volunteer their time cleaning up the drinking water reservoirs around Fayette County.
You may have seen this group of hard working volunteers at one of our local drinking water
reservoirs picking up garbage and waste items on a recent Sunday. Many will be strolling the area or on their kayaks picking up litter with their long pickers filling up trash bags.
Their efforts have resulted in a dozen filled bags at each reservoir and include some rather
unusual items carelessly thrown away such as a chair (seat cushion found yards away), a
charcoal grill, a tire and the more common than expected sports balls.
Dangerous rubbish is the large amount of empty beer bottles, coke cans, and glass that any child and adult may step on or wade into resulting in a scary situation. Although these items are posted as not allowed on a large bold lettered sign at each reservoir some people just ignore this. I believe these offenders could do their part by placing leftover junk in a safer manner.
After the haul is completed, the volunteers are treated with a full lunch that is always different from the last one. These are always delicious and range from standard burgers, BBQ, veggies and one of a kind potatoes. The meals and camaraderie are worth the time and reward for the efforts of the volunteers.
The Water Guardians meet the last Sunday of each Summer month from 1-4 PM and have a great time for a wonderful cause.Our next clean up is scheduled for September 25th at
Peachtree City’s Lake Kedron.
This will be the last event of 2022, come out and join us!
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/FayetteWaterGuardians/. Register today to ensure your t-shirt and meal is available.