Volunteers keeping the Flint River Alive - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Volunteers keeping the Flint River Alive

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Salmonella outbreak trial coverage from Albany, GA

    Salmonella outbreak trial coverage from Albany, GA

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:00:31 GMT
    The federal courthouse in Albany, GAThe federal courthouse in Albany, GA
    The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a peanut plant in Georgia began Thursday.More >>
    The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a peanut plant in Georgia began Thursday.More >>
  • Breaking

    Jury struck in salmonella outbreak trial

    Jury struck in salmonella outbreak trial

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:50:27 GMT
    Sign at the Peanut Corporation of AmericaSign at the Peanut Corporation of America
    A jury is expected to be struck Thursday morning in the trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a peanut plant in Georgia.More >>
    A jury is expected to be struck Thursday morning in the trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a peanut plant in Georgia.More >>
  • Campaign to help adults go back to college

    Campaign to help adults go back to college

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:55:40 GMT
    Georgia officials are teaming up with the state's universities and technical colleges to get adults back in School. The campaign will help returning students with scheduling and course selection.More >>
    Georgia officials are teaming up with the state's universities and technical colleges to get adults back in School. The campaign will help returning students with scheduling and course selection.More >>

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Georgia has more than 70,000 miles of rivers, lakes, and streams and it's a tough job keeping them clean.

Saturday about 100 volunteers gathered at the Flint River for the Annual Rivers Alive cleanup. People were on foot, in boats, and canoes.

Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful is one of the cleanup sponsors. This year organizers say they were amazed about how much trash they found.

"It's absolutely unbelievable what we find old refrigerators, stoves, tires, car parts it's just mind boggling how much debris is misplaced," said Judy Bowles, Executive Director of KADB.

The Rivers Alive program is also sponsored by the Georgia DNR and the Environmental Protection Division.

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback