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Every day trash piles up along the Flint river.

And soon, some of that trash will be picked up.

On October 22nd, Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful is hosting the Flint River clean up.

It's part of Rivers Alive, a state initiative that encourages people to clean more than 70,000 miles of Georgia's rivers, lakes, and streams.

During last years clean up, volunteers removed three tons of debris from the Flint River, including refrigerators, tires, stoves, and toilets.

"People think that if they just throw something in the water that it is gone, and it is there, and it disturbed the environment of the water, the ecosystem is affected," says Judy Bowles, Executive Director of KADB.

This was the eighth year Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful took part in the cleanup.

If you are interested in helping clean the Flint, you can call 229-430-5257 or email jbowles@dougherty.ga.us

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