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Lee County to clean up local creeks and rivers

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  More than 100 volunteers are expected to be on Lee County's creeks this weekend, to make sure they remain healthy.

This Saturday will mark the fourth annual Rivers Alive clean up effort. Thursday organizers were getting the canoes, paddles, and life jackets ready for Saturday's clean up. In the past, the group has pulled an engine block and a Dr. Pepper machine out of Lee County's creeks. They hope work over the past years will mean less clean up this year.

"We find some unusual items in the creek. I think this year we're probably going to see a decrease in the amount of trash that we're getting and that's because of the effort of the citizens, the clean crews because we have the great American Cleanup we also have Rivers Alive," said Jim Wright, Rivers Alive Organizer.

Volunteers should bring, old shoes, a towel, sunscreen and bug repellant. If you want to volunteer you need to sign up in advance.

You can contact the following people to volunteer, for the Lower Kinchafoonee Creek, Rick Wheeler (404)323-0873. For the Middle Kinchafoonee Creek, Jim Quinn, at (229)894-3241. For the Muckalee Creek contact Hank Vick at (229)894-9704 and they only want experienced swimmer to help with the Flint River cleanup. You can contact Hugh Morris at (229)881-4889 or (229)420-4104.

The group is expecting to be on the water by 9:00 AM and will work until noon, when they'll end with a BBQ.


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