Renew Our Rivers

August 12, 2015

“Take care of the earth and she will take care of you.”  ~Author Unknown

DSCN6733 What is it?

Renew Our Rivers began with one Alabama Power employee who had a vision to improve the health and beauty of the Coosa River near the Gadsden Plant where he worked. Renew Our Rivers has grown from a single river cleanup event in Gadsden to a nationally recognized campaign that includes Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and the Florida panhandle, six river systems and brings together more than 10,000 volunteers.

DSCN6781Since the first community cleanups in 2000, Alabama Power employees and community volunteers have made a remarkable impact in protecting waterways in their communities through Renew Our Rivers. With humble beginnings at the generating plants and lakes managed by Alabama Power, thousands of volunteers have spread the program up rivers and tributaries, creating more than 30 cleanups to remove trash across the state’s watersheds.

DSCN6763 How can you help?

Join us for Renew Our Rivers on H. Neely Henry Lake in Ohatchee on Saturday, August 29, from 7:30 a.m. until Noon, beginning at Lakeshore Marina.

The event has been so successful in the past because of great volunteers.  Over the past two years, hundreds of volunteers removed more than 3.1 tons of debris from the lake and surrounding areas.

If you or someone you know would like to get involved, call 256-237-3536 to register as a volunteer or ask for more information.  The more volunteers, the greater the impact!

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