Each year, the Satilla Riverkeeper hosts an annual, river-wide cleanup to target the chronic trash found at popular access points to the river. This year, we are excited to host our cleanupin partnership with Rivers Alive, Georgia's volunteer waterway cleanup program, and huge community support from our own Satilla River watershed. Check out all our partnering organizations below!
Volunteers are invited to join any of the designated clean-up sites throughout the watershed. This is a growing river-wide effort, and the Satilla Riverkeeper invites any interested individuals, schools, church groups, businesses, or other community groups to get involved.
Thank you to our community partners and sponsors!
Dumping and littering is a problem throughout the Satilla River watershed. Whether it’s in a yard, street, or outside a dumpster, once heavy rains come, trash is carried to streams and rivers. Litter impacts recreational paddlers, boaters and fishermen, riverfront properties, wildlife, and downstream communities.
River cleanups have been an essential part of the Satilla Riverkeeper’s mission since the early years of the organization. Starting in 2014, the Satilla Riverkeeper has hosted an annual river-wide cleanup in partnership with Rivers Alive. Rivers Alive is a part of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA DNR) Outreach Program. It targets all waterways in the state including streams, rivers, lakes, beaches, and wetlands while creating awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia's water resources. Through this partnership, the Satilla Riverkeeper has been able to track the success of river-wide cleanups and in four years has removed over 16,000 pounds of trash from the Satilla River.
To help support this cleanup, please call or email us! More info: Donation Letter