Milton residents are asked to volunteer for the city's annual "Rivers Alive" waterways cleanup, education and protection program on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Milton Grows Green Committee (MGG) is co-sponsoring the event with Bailey Farm & Gardens Inc., which has been involved with the project for 15 years. Rivers Alive 2012 will kick off from its traditional location at Bailey Farm & Gardens, 255 Hickory Flat Road, one mile west of the Birmingham Crossroads (click here for directions).
Everyone, regardless of age, is welcome. Volunteers will be assigned to predetermined local waterways to remove debris deposited from upstream and left by passers-by depending on age and capabilities. Waders and boots will be a plus for those who want to get in the river.
Register in advance by contacting Jack Lindon, co-chair of MGG, at email@example.com or Bill and Julie Bailey of Bailey Farm & Gardens, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-310-6344.
The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness and involvement in the preservation of Georgia's 70,150 miles of water resources through local waterway cleanup events that include streams, rivers, lakes, beaches and wetlands. It is an outreach program of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.