It is Rivers Alive time again and SRWA members and volunteers will participate in Georgia's annual volunteer campaign to clean up and preserve over 70,000 miles of our state's rivers and streams. Rivers Alive is a project of the GA Environmental Protection Division's Outreach Programs in collaboration with local partner organizations.
SRWA volunteers will meet for the local cleanup at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, September 23 at Pitts Park in Clarkesville. Depending on the number of volunteers, we may divide up to cover more territory, including the public fishing area on the Soque at Jackson Bridge and the Clarkesville Greenway. Please bring work gloves, drinking water, and a willingness to get dirty! We'll supply trash bags and have a water refill jug on hand.
The event will end by noon and will include a cook-out and free t-shirt for the first 30 volunteers. All are welcome - you do not have to be a member to attend and help! Our local event will join over 200 other cleanups across the state and an expected 30,000 volunteers. In total, Rivers Alive volunteers will collect trash and debris in and along streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and the ocean from the Soque River all the way to St. Mary's. For more information, please call the SRWA office or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. See their website at https://soqueriverramble.com/
Sign up now for the 11th Annual Soque River Ramble to be held Saturday, October 21 at the Wilbanks Farm in Batesville along the banks of the headwaters of the Soque River. SRWA is coordinating the event again this year and we hope to have a record crowd.
Many have said this is one of the most scenic routes on the Run and See Georgia Grand Prix circuit. Come enjoy the natural beauty of the mountains and valleys with us in a family-friendly event for all ages! As always, this event is a fundraiser supporting SRWA and the Batesville Community Association.