Please join us September 19, 2020 to help remove litter and other debris from throughout the Satilla River watershed!
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.
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 spread out even further throughout the watershed! We invite volunteers to choose their own cleanup location and gather in a small group (your family or household), and keep a safe distance from others. Submit your datasheet to contribute to citizen science and receive a thank you prize! Register below, and we will send you more information!
We are proud to host our cleanup in partnership withRivers Alive, Georgia's volunteer waterway cleanup program, and huge community support from our own Satilla River watershed. Check out all our partnering organizations below!
Not sure where to cleanup?
Picking up trash anywhere (even in the streets of your own neighborhood!) makes a big impact.
On Saturday, Sept. 19, dumpsters will be available for volunteers:
Ava Lightsey Landing off U.S 82 in Atkinson
Hwy 121 Landing between Hoboken and Blackshear
U.S. 84 Landing near Waycross
If you'd like to do a cleanup at the river, check out the Satilla River Water Trail Map for public river landings:
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!