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.

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.

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 2021, 144 volunteers turned out to help clean up 13 different sites in Athens, removing 3.54 tons (7,080 pounds) of trash and recycling, 970 pounds of scrap metal, 44 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, 5 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
1,461 People | 481 Impacts | 1,513 Hours

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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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