Volunteer with yellow shirt wading in the river during a past cleanup event

Volunteers gather trash along th Chattahoochee River during a recent cleanup.

On Saturday, March 26, volunteers from along the Chattahoochee River, from the headwaters southward, will come together for the annual Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s Sweep the Hooch. The annual river cleanup takes place from 9 a.m. until noon.

Cleanups will take place along the river’s banks, plus parks, tributaries and access points. Walkers, waders and paddlers will collect garbage, debris and plastic from the land and water, along walking trails and greenways.

To register for the event, visit www.chattahoochee.org or call 404 352-9828, the Riverkeeper’s main office.

Photo: by Eric Voss