The City of Griffin Stormwater Department hosts a large scale stream cleanup each year! This event spans across Griffin, impacting up 15 different stream locations and with participation from over 150 people each year. Our Stream Cleanup is a registered event with the Georgia Rivers Alive program, where the trash collected and community impact are recorded and celebrated.
The 2018 Stream Cleanup was held on October 13, 2018 and had over 180 people come out to volunteer. The volunteers collected over 2,100 lbs of trash and 9 tires from 11 streams across Griffin. Over 20 local businesses donated food, water and giveaway items for the event.
2018 Stream Cleanup Sponsors and Donors
Ben’s Hobby Computers, Buckles and Bows, Tanya @ Deja Vue, All Seasons Landscaping, Portal Labs – Jason Chance, Bonnie Morét Photography, Spa Angelique, WHTCPA, O’Quinn Law Firm, SEFCOR, Tetra Tech, Paragon, LOWES, Food Depot, Home Depot, Tractor Supply, Walmart, Claxton-Hobbs Pharmacy, The Cookie Jar
Events like this would not be successful without a key ingredient, which is our wonderful volunteers and participants. It is always wonderful seeing so many people come together to help their community. This year’s groups included several Girl Scouts troops, 4-H groups from Spalding and Lamar County, Spalding High School, WHTCPA, Young Lives, Fresh Start Christian Church, Gordon State College, the Griffin Environmental Council and our excellent citizens of Griffin!
To get involved with Rivers Alive, visit the River’s Alive website. https://riversalive.georgia.gov/