Volunteers in canoes and kayaks along the shoreline.

Scene from a previous Sweep the Hooch

Over the past dozen years, volunteers from the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper have collected more than 204 tons of trash, garbage and debris from the Chattahoochee River and its watershed. The organization’s 2023 event takes place on Saturday, March 25.

In 2022 more than 2,300 volunteers participated in the event that removed almost 60 tons of trash from the rivers, streams, lakes and wetlands.

As in previous years, volunteers are needed as walkers, waders and paddlers. Some will collect trash and remove invasive plants along the shorelines. Others will collect debris from shallow water; they are asked to provide their own waders. Paddlers in canoes and kayaks will be assigned sections of the river to paddle; they must provide their own boats.

Registration is open now at www.chattahoochee.org.