Volunteers keeping the Flint River Alive

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.

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