Rivers Alive-Athens Clarke County



Rivers Alive is Georgia's annual volunteer river clean-up event that encourages civic involvement in the preservation of Georgia's precious water resources. Our waterways provide us with fresh drinking water, important wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities that serve as a respite from our busy day-to-day lives.

This year's kickoff will take place at Dudley Park starting at 8:30am. Light breakfast will be provided and a brief welcome program will take place at 9:15am. The kickoff will conclude by 9:35am in order to allow volunteers time to travel to their sites.

Rivers Alive is organized locally by Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful, ACC Solid Waste, ACC Transportation and Public Works/Stormwater Division, ACC Leisure Services, ACC Public Utilities/Water Conservation Office, Athens Land Trust, the Upper Oconee Watershed Network, the Oconee Rivers Land Trust, Keep Oconee County Beautiful Commission, ACC Central Services/Office of Sustainability, and UGA's Office of Service-Learning.

We are not able to accommodate large group registrations. If you have a group that would like to volunteer at the same site, each individual must separately register through Engage Georgia.

Please pay particular attention to the details of each site (kid friendly, standard hazards, specific activities that you will complete during your time volunteering with Rivers Alive). Site specific details can be found on each individual registration page.

If you have any questions about Rivers Alive or the registration process, please message us through the GivePulse site or email us at athensriversalive@gmail.com.

THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS! In 2022, 167 volunteers turned out to help clean up 12 different sites in Athens, removing 1.85 tons (3,700 pounds) of trash and recycling, 220 pounds of scrap metal, 32 tires, and 2.9 tons (6,393 pounds) of leaf and limb debris/invasive species from our waterways and natural areas. In addition to those stats, several groups hosted their own independent clean-ups around town. Athens-Clarke County is now a cleaner and healthier place, thanks to your hard work!

Sustainable Development Goals
1,606 People | 557 Impacts | 1,669 Hours




Hi! The Erwin Tract map doesn't work! :)
Hi Sofia- thanks for the heads up. That is probably due to the fact that we did not enter an exact ending address. There are parking/location details listed in the gray box just above the map, and we will also have hard copies of driving directions available at the kick-off event on the morning of Rivers Alive. Let us know if you have any questions! — Rivers Alive Athens GA Rivers Alive Athens GA on September 20, 2018
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