Ocmulgee River cleanup set for Oct. 5

lfabian@macon.comSeptember 27, 2013 

An army of volunteers will pickup discarded cans, bottles and other trash littering the banks of the Ocmulgee River next week.

The Macon Water Authority’s ninth annual Ocmulgee Alive event is organized through the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail and Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful.

“This cleanup has won an award from the state for its diversity of sponsors,” said Mark Wyzalek of the MWA. “We already have 350 people to be coming out. It’s a fantastic turnout.”

Schools, businesses and other organizations have designated areas to scour, but more volunteers are needed between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. Oct. 5.

Those willing to help should dress in work clothes and shoes that can navigate muddy and uneven ground and report at by 8:30 a.m. to Rotary Park on Riverside Drive near First Street.

The cleanup is part of the statewide Rivers Alive campaign sponsored in part by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to get people involved in preserving state waterways.

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