River Clean Up Saturday in Savannah
Oct. 26, 2011 - Savannah Riverkeeper will be hosting the second half of the Savannah bi-annual River's Alive Clean Up on Saturday Oct. 29, 2011 from 9 a.m. until noon. The meeting site of the clean up will be the Islands Expressway Boat Ramp (Spencer's Landing), off the Islands Expressway (U.S. Hwy. 80), otherwise known as the President's Street Boat Ramp. Participants will be split into groups and dispersed to various sections of the river.
Volunteers age five and up are welcome. Litter is accessible from the boardwalk, parking area, and waterway. Paddlers are encouraged to bring their personal boats and clean up from the water. Bull River Cruises will have a few kayaks available for volunteers to use. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. SRK will have tools on site (shovels, rakes, tongs). After the clean up, there will be a celebration picnic for all volunteers.
Savannah Riverkeeper is a local nonprofit working to protect the water quality of the Savannah River and to promote an enlightened stewardship of through education and restoration efforts. Through the Rivers Alive Cleanup program, SRK has helped pull out approximately 12 tons of trash every year since 2001.
Partners for this clean up include: Bull River Cruises, Hogan's Marina, City of Savannah Environmental Division, and the Metropolitan Planning Commission. Individuals or groups interested in volunteering may contact the Savannah Riverkeeper: firstname.lastname@example.org. For further details please call the Riverkeeper office at 912-228-5158 or visit its Web site, www.savannahriverkeeper.org.
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