Amy-O-Meter; 21st annual Conasauga Watershed Cleanup Event happens October 24th
The 21st annual Conasauga Watershed Cleanup Event happens one month from today’s date.
It takes place on Saturday, October 24 at seven different locations in Whitfield and Murray counties.
Last year 360 volunteers picked up and removed 10,630 pounds of garbage.
That’s definitely a "10" on the Amy-O-Meter!
This year’s event takes place from 9:00 am to 12:00noon at seven different sites across both Whitfield and Murray counties.
These are the sites:
1. Conasauga River at Carlton Petty Road bridge
2. Conasauga River at Highway 2 bridge
3. Conasauga River at Lower King’s Bridge and Norton Bridge
4. Holly Creek, Murray County, on the Chattahoochee National Forest
5. Mill Creek tributary in the City of Dalton
6. Coahulla Creek at Prater’s Mill
7. Lakeshore Park in the City of Dalton
Officials encourage participants to arrive shortly before 9:00am to register. The first 250 people to register will get a free t-shirt with this year’s clean-up logo from Rivers Alive.
If you head out, don’t forget to wear sturdy shoes or boots with long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Gloves and trash bags will be provided.
Volunteers can expect to spend a couple of hours in the morning picking up trash and, depending on the location, removing invasive plants like Chinese privet.
What a great way to spend an autumn morning!