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Volunteers needed to help clean up Lowndes Co. rivers

Trash around the boat ramp at a popular Lowndes County river Trash around the boat ramp at a popular Lowndes County river
Aaron Strickland Aaron Strickland
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Keep Lowndes Valdosta Beautiful is looking for volunteers to help clean up Lowndes County rivers on Saturday, October 4th.

The annual "Rivers Alive" event is a state-wide initiative to help remove trash from rivers and creeks across Georgia. The director of Keep Lowndes Valdosta Beautiful said the event is more than just getting trash out of Georgia's waterways.

"It's not just about picking up trash and recycling. It's also about creating awareness for these issues. We want people to recycle more, we want people to not litter," explained Aaron Strickland, KLVB Director.

KLVB plans to clean up eight rivers across the county from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturday. If you would like to volunteer, call the Keep Lowndes Valdosta Beautiful office at 229-671-3698 or e-mail Aaron Strickland at astrickland@valdostacity.com

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