Volunteers sought for Oct. 20 waterway cleanup in Augusta

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 12:17 PM
Last updated 7:59 PM
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Volunteers are being recruited for the 2012 Rivers Alive Cleanup, which will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 20 at Lake Olmstead in Augusta.

The event will mark the 11th year the cleanup has been held along the Savannah River, Augusta Canal and other areas, with an expanded goal this year of assigning at least one cleanup team to each of the metro area’s 30 major streams.

Last year, about 300 volunteers gathered and disposed of several tons of garbage, said Tonya Bonitatibus, the director of Savannah Riverkeeper, which organizes the campaign.

“Every time we do one of these cleanups we’re finding less and less trash, we have more people helping and we’re expanding to clean up more and more areas,” she said.

Groups that participate include downtown business organizations, environmental groups, homeowner and neighborhood associations, civic and scouting groups, the military and local governments.

To volunteer or get more details, visit www.savannahriverkeeper.org or call (706) 826-8991. Participants will receive T-shirts and lunch.

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rebellious 10/10/12 - 02:08 pm

Hey Riverman, headline says you are getting a cleaning! Don't forget behind the ears.

Dixieman 10/11/12 - 10:23 am
Yeah, right

Go volunteer and get your smiling photo taken. AC will display it prominently and say what a happy innocent organization this is. Then they will continue to contribute so much money to job-killing lawsuits and regulations. Beware of this lefty group.

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