In late April, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division recognized a dozen volunteer groups, stream cleanup organizers, individuals and businesses as part of the state’s cleanup program, Rivers Alive. Over the course of 2018, 23,701 volunteers cleaned nearly 1,170 miles of waterways, removing 495,795 pounds of trash and recyclables. Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful was among those organizations honored at the Rivers Alive awards ceremony.
“Through Adopt-A-Stream, we regularly encourage members of the public to become stewards of our local waterways and provide Chemical, Bacterial and Macroinvertebrate Monitoring Workshops to support the program’s impact,” said Sumner Gann, Program Manager for Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful.
In addition to Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful, other honorees of the Rivers Alive awards ceremony included Chris Thompson of the Yellow River Water Trail, Tritt Elementary, Chattooga County 4-H, Boy Scout Troop 413, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers J. Strom Thurmond Project, Georgia Power Company North GA, Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful, Tucker Civic Association, Keep Liberty Beautiful, The MillerCoors Albany Brewery, and Oglethorpe Power and Affiliates.
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