2019 Elk River Cleanup and Trash Attack!

By on January 11, 2016

 

Saturday, March 9, 2019

 

Each year, KALB holds a cleanup day to remove debris from in and around our beautiful Elk River.  In 2018, we added a Limestone County-wide Trash Attack.  This year, we are combining those two events into one county-wide cleanup day concentrating on the Elk River, roadsides, public lands, and other waterways.

TVA has, once again, agreed to sponsor this event allowing us to provide supplies, lunch, and prize drawings for all of our volunteers.

 

EVENT TIME:                 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

LOCATIONS:                  There will be TWO starting locations this year:                                    

*   Hatchery Lane Boat Launch off Hwy. 99 in West Limestone

*   Big Spring Memorial Park in Athens (the duck pond)

 

SPONSORS:      Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Keep Alabama Beautiful in partnership with the Alabama Department of Transportation

LUNCH:       TVA and KALB will provide lunch to be served from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Big Spring Memorial Park (duck pond)

 

PRIZE DRAWINGS:     All volunteers who work the entire event will have their name entered for prize drawings from noon to 12:30 p.m. during lunch. Must be present to win.

 

2015 Group Photo River Cleanup

REGISTRATION:   Please email KALB at KALBCares@gmail.com or call 256-233-8000 to let us know you will be participating.  This information is helpful to ensure we have enough supplies and provisions for lunch. Registration is not required to participate; however, is helpful to organizers.

 

HOLD HARMLESS – ADULTS:   All adult participants must sign a Hold Harmless Agreement which will be available on the day of the event.

 

HOLD HARMLESS – MINORS   All participants under the age of 18 must have a Consent Form and Hold Harmless Agreement for Minors signed by a parent or legal guardian. See link below to download and print this form.   All minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Hold Harmless Agreement for Minors

 

SUPPLIES:   Trash bags, gloves, and litter grabbers will be provided by TVA and KALB.  Gloves will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own.  Participants may bring rakes, shovels, chains, waders and other equipment, if desired, to help remove difficult debris.

 

PROPER DRESS:   Participants should wear long pants and footwear appropriate for the work to be done.  No sandals.  Wear clothes that you can get dirty and that are weather appropriate!  Bring gloves.  If you don’t have work gloves, some will be available.  Please wear sun screen and/or insect repellent as needed for protection dependent upon weather and location.

 

WATERCRAFTBoats, canoes, and kayaks are welcomed to help remove litter from the Elk River and other waterways as appropriate.  All required safety equipment must be on board.

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES All trash and debris from your cleanup area should be placed in one general area if possible.  County Commission district staff will pick up trash.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:             256-233-8000               KALBCares@gmail.com