Come out and help clean up the River on September 16th, 2023!
Dumping and littering are problems 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.
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 cleaning up at US 84 Landing, Burnt Fort Landing, 121 Landing, US 301 Landing, Jamestown Landing, Highway 64 Landing, and Highway 99 Landing. If you are interested in cleaning up at another site and want to volunteer as a site leader, please email Lex Bowick at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to bring any boats or kayaks if you want to cleanup on the water!
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.
If you get a hankering to conduct your own cleanup click on the link below!
Picking up trash anywhere (even in the streets of your own neighborhood!) makes a big impact. If you'd like to do a cleanup at the river, check out the Satilla River Water Trail Map for public river landings: