For Immediate Release

October 16, 2019

 

Volunteers Collect 460 Pounds of Litter in 2019 Rivers Alive Cleanup

 

CONYERS, Ga. – Numerous volunteers with a vested interest in preserving Rockdale’s rivers and streams fanned out recently around the County to clean up more than 460 pounds of litter during Rivers Alive. 

Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful (KCRB) hosted the annual event on Sat., Oct. 12 drew in more than 100 volunteers, including 50 youth, from local schools, civic organizations and scout troops.

The volunteers gave several hours of their time on the warm, sunny day cleaning up local waterways, parks, illegal dumpsites, schools, subdivisions, roadways, and other locations.

This year’s cleanup removed multiple of bags of garbage, several pieces of metal, mattresses and litter from several locations around the county.

As a thank you, volunteers received a free T-shirt from Rivers Alive and BBQ hamburger and hot dog lunch that Rockdale Water Resources and ESG Operations donated and Mr. Carlton Brannon, owner of Nabo’s BBQ, prepared. Special thanks also goes out to several Rockdale County and City of Conyers departments.

Through public-private partnerships and strategic alliances with citizens, businesses and governments, KCRB’s efforts each year motivate hundreds of volunteers to clean up and improve Rockdale County, thereby creating safer, more livable communities.

Also, KCRB is currently recruiting for its Board with seats open to adults and youth. If you are interested, please contact KCRB at 770-278-7052 or kcrb@rockdalecountyga.gov