25th Annual Conasauga River Watershed Clean-Up
October 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm| Free
Be part of the tradition. Join us for the 25th anniversary of the Conasauga River Watershed Clean-Up! Choose a site and have some filthy fun as you help clean up our area’s beautiful streams and river! The event is held in conjunction with Georgia’s Annual Waterway Clean-Up, Rivers Alive. We’ll bring the snacks and supplies and you bring the whole family and together, let’s clean up our planet!
This year’s clean-up will take place at seven locations:
1. Conasauga River at Carlton Petty Road bridge
2. Conasauga River at Highway 2 bridge
3. Conasauga River at Lower King’s Bridge/Norton Bridge
4. Holly Creek, Murray County, on the Chattahoochee National Forest
5. Mill Creek tributary in the City of Dalton
6. Coahulla Creek at Prater’s Mill
7. Lakeshore Park in the City of Dalton
Download the flyer with directions at http://www.keepdaltonwhitfieldbeautiful.org/
Sturdy shoes or boots, gloves, long pants, and long-sleeved shirts are recommended. Hip or chest waders are useful but are not required. Trash bags will be provided and at least the first 250 volunteers will receive a free shirt or other gifts as a thank you for helping to clean-up our community’s beautiful river and streams!
Protect our Conasauga: One of the six most biologically diverse freshwater river systems in the United States, the Conasauga River supports 24 endangered species and a dozen other imperiled species, including the Southern Pigtoe mussel and the Conasauga Logperch, a fish found nowhere else in the world.
Schedule is as follows;
Volunteers Assemble! Come greet the morning with us and team up with trash bags, grabbers, and water bottles.
Clean-Up Time! With your group, help pick up litter around one of the seven spots that you chose.
Snacks! Celebrate a job well done with free T-shirts, giveaways, snacks, and pictures!