The Fouth Annual Sweep the Hooch cleanup day will be held on April 12, 2014 from 9am to 1pm.
1 Day, 27 Projects and A Lot of Trash!
They are gearing up for another BIG cleanup on April 12th!!! While it’s obvious to most that river cleanups improve the quality of our water, they’ve discovered that they do much more than that. Cleanups are also a great way to develop a sense of river community — this is your chance to volunteer and be part of this community.
Trout Unlimited, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and National Park Service have joined together to organize this multi-site cleanup within the 48 miles of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.And, they are growing! They are pleased to add Georgia State Park site (Sweetwater Creek, Chattahoochee Bend, and Don Carter), plus Gwinnett County (Jones Bridge) and Riverview Landing in Mableton.
Each site has a capacity and will close once they reach that capacity so register early! Registration may not work properly from cell phone, may indicate registration is full.
Their 2013 cleanup resulted in 3.7 tons of river refuse with more than half ton of trash recycled all with the support of over 550 volunteers!
Volunteers are needed as Walkers, Waders and Paddlers for river and trail clean-up sites.
Sponsors – We need your support to help cover our costs for equipment and supplies.
Teams – They welcome teams, but all volunteers must register individually. During the registration process, you can enter your Team Name.
Child/Youth Participation: We welcome children, but they must be supervised at all times by an adult. Although a cleanup is not normally dangerous, it can be to an unattended child. Walkers/Waders: Must be at least 9 years old. Paddlers: If paddling solo, paddler must be at least 15 years old. If paddling tandem, youth must be at least 10 years old and accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old.