Roswell needs volunteers for annual river cleanup in September

For the 28th straight year, Georgia’s annual “Rivers Alive” cleanup program is coming to Roswell.

The cleanup will be based at Riverside Park from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Volunteers are needed to pick up litter along local roads and in the river, remove privet — an invasive plant species — and mark storm drains in surrounding neighborhoods. Some groups will be tasked with guided canoe cleanups, heading out on the water near the Chattahoochee Nature Center.

Awards will be given at the end of the cleanup for the most trash collected, and most unusual item found.

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Georgia has more than 70,100 miles of rivers and streams. The state is asking residents, home owner associations, Scout troops, schools, churches, clubs and service organizations to “make a difference for the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries.”

All volunteers must register and have the Rivers Alive volunteer waiver form completed and signed before arriving at the event.

Sponsoring the cleanup is Advanced Disposal, Starbucks, Target and the Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell.

For more information and to register as a volunteer, visit the city’s website or contact Vicki Culbreth at 770-641-3742. The deadline to register is Sept. 14.

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Randy Beavers said he received notice last year that the city needed his property for a road widening and beautification project on Mt. Vernon Highway.

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