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Clean up the rivers Saturday in Valdosta

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Volunteeers in Lowndes County and Valdosta are cleaning local water ways as part of the Rivers Alive Clean-up event.

Several groups plan to clean creeks, rivers, ponds in the county Saturday.

The effort is sponsored by Keep Lowndes/Valdosta beautiful.

An estimated 10,000 volunteers in Georgia are participating in the Annual River Clean-up month.

"It's really just a common sense issue," said Aaron Strickland, Executive Director of Keep Lowndes Valdosta Beautiful. "Trash belongs in a trash can, properly disposed of in a landfill. The last place it needs to be is on the side of the road or in our waterways."

Georgia has over 70,000 miles of rivers and streams. The clean-up begins at 8:30 a.m., contact Keep Lowndes/Valdosta Beautiful at (229) 671-2497 or (229) 671-2499 to be assigned to a clean-up site. Visit the KLVB web site by clicking here.