Source: NorthFulton.com

Milton’s Rivers Alive cleanup Oct. 19
Event begins at Bailey Farm and Gardens Inc.

by Staff Reports

October 10, 2013

MILTON, Ga. – Join volunteers from across Milton on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the city’s annual Rivers Alive waterways cleanup, education and protection program.

The Milton Grows Green Committee (MGG) is co-sponsoring the event with Bailey Farm and Gardens Inc., which has been involved with the project for 16 years. Rivers Alive 2013 will kick off from its traditional location at Bailey Farm and Gardens, 255 Hickory Flat Road, one mile west of the Birmingham Crossroads.

Volunteers will gather at 9 a.m., then clean up identified streams, roadways and school sites to help keep the city and waterways pure and beautiful. Everyone, regardless of age, is welcome. Depending on age and capabilities, volunteers will be assigned to predetermined local waterways to remove debris deposited from upstream and left by passersby. Waders and boots will be a plus for those who want to get in the river.

For information or to register for the event as a group or individual, please contact Milton Grows Green at mgg@cityofmiltonga.us, email baileyfarmandgardens@mindspring.com or contact Cindy Eade, environmental sustainability coordinator for the city of Milton, at 678-242-2509.

The Rivers Alive cleanup is a unique, hands-on opportunity to learn more about the Coosa River watershed and help improve the quality of drinking water. The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness and involvement in the preservation of Georgia’s 70,150 miles of water resources through local waterway cleanup events that include streams, rivers, lakes, beaches and wetlands. It is an outreach program of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.