Thanks to all who participated in 2017, including a special thanks to TVA and Limestone County Commission District 4!
Total Weight of Trash Removed: 7,380 lbs.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Each year, KALB holds a waterway cleanup in an effort to remove trash and debris from our beautiful rivers and streams and surrounding land areas.
TVA has, once again, agreed to sponsor this event allowing us to provide prize drawings and lunch for all of our volunteers.
Event Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Event Time: 8 a.m. – Noon
Cleanup Locations: Participants may choose to clean areas of the Elk River or waterway locations near Athens.
Lunch: Complementary lunch served at noon at Big Spring Memorial Park (Duck Pond) in Athens
Meeting Place: All Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at the KALB Office at 125 East Street in Athens (across from the Duck Pond).
Registration: Please email or call KALB at KALBCares@gmail.com or 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 minors 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 an responsible adult. Agreement for Minors.
Supplies: Trash bags, gloves, and some 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 debris.
Proper Dress: Participants should wear long pants and footwear appropriate for walking in the woods, in the water, or on boats. 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.
Kayaks and Boats: Boats and kayaks are welcomed to help remove litter from the river banks and sloughs if cleaning at the river. All required safety equipment must be on board.
General Guidelines: In order to make this cleanup more participant friendly, there will be no need to transport your trash and debris back to the starting point. We WILL NOT be weighing trash; however, there WILL BE PRIZES! Groups and individuals will be sent to locations throughout Athens and Limestone County that are in need of cleanup. All trash and debris should be placed in one general area. City Council and County Commission district staff will pick up trash.
All volunteers who participate for the full 4 hours will have their names entered into a drawing for cash and other prizes! Winners must be present. Names will be drawn while lunch is provided.
CONTACT INFORMATION: 256-233-8000 KALBCares@gmail.com