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Sweep the Hooch volunteer event set for Saturday
by Staff Reports
April 10, 2013 09:52 AM | 1008 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
As many as 600 volunteers are expected to pull out tons of trash along the Chattahoochee River at the third Annual Sweep the Hooch multi-site cleanup on Saturday morning.

Individual and group volunteers will work from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the cleanup.

In previous years, every piece of trash imaginable has been pulled out, from golf balls, aluminum cans and plastic water bottles to automobile tires.

In partnership with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited and National Park Service, volunteers will clean up at 22 sites along the 48-mile stretch of the river through the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

The cleanup, which netted nearly four tons of trash last year, is an opportunity to celebrate both the upcoming Earth Day on April 22 and also National Volunteer Month.

“This is the kind of hands-on work that Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and our partners do that reaffirms our commitment to keeping our river clean. We’ll have volunteers paddling the river, wading in the water, and combing the shoreline for trash,” said executive director Sally Bethea in a press release.

To learn more or volunteer for the cleanup, go to www.sweepthehooch.org.

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