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Rivers Alive Cleanups Target Local Waterways
Paulding County Volunteers Clean White Oak Park In Annual River Cleanup

During Paulding County Schools Fall Break, Paulding County 4-H’ers and Adult Volunteers came out to White Oak Park to clean up, as part of the continuing statewide campaign to clean and preserve over 70,000 miles of Georgia’s rivers and streams. The effort was part of Rivers Alive, a joint program of the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream and Project WET, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division, Keep Georgia Beautiful and Georgia Department of Community Affairs,
The annual Georgia Waterway Cleanup is expected to be the largest volunteer effort to beautify Georgia’s water resources. Paulding County 4-H’ers, Keep Paulding Beautiful, the City of Dallas, and the Paulding County Water System teamed up to stage their cleanup on Saturday, September 18 at the park. Volunteers cleaned up trash from the creek, pond banks, walking trails, fields, picnic shelters, parking areas, and playground areas in the park.
In addition to the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and 4-H, the cleanup at White Oak Park was sponsored by Keep Paulding Beautiful and Paulding County Parks and Recreation Department. Robert Cabrera, Keep Paulding Beautiful Litter Prevention Coordinator was pleased with this year’s participation, “This annual Rivers Alive activity provides local groups the opportunity to improve their environment and provide a valuable community service. Everyone enjoyed the morning and felt good about their participation in this worthwhile effort!”
Josie Davis, Paulding County Extension 4-H Agent, commented, “The cleanup is always a popular community service event for 4-H’ers. It brings together a coalition of adults and youth who really want to make a positive impact in our community and allows youth to lead through meaningful service. Paulding County 4-H is grateful for the partners who support this event: Keep Paulding Beautiful, the Paulding County Water System, and Parks and Recreation.”waterways600

To learn more contact Paulding County UGA Cooperative Extension at 770-443-7616 or look for more information on our webpage www.ugaextension.org/paulding/.