River Clean Up
Roswell Rotary’s environmental committee partnered with Georgia’s Adopt-A-Stream program and organizations such as the Chattahoochee Nature Center and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper to contribute and participate in the Chattahoochee river water quality programs. We actively participate in:
In cooperation with the City of Roswell and Keep Roswell Beautiful, you will attend a training workshop to learn how to sample water correctly and effectively. Rotarians are recertified annually by an Adopt-A-Stream trainer and we take turns to monitor the river quality on a monthly basis. This is a great way to get a glimpse of the ecological system of the Chattahoochee river.
Adopt A Stream
Once a year the Georgia Adopt a Stream program organizes a Rivers Alive cleanup. Roswell Rotary has adopted the Island Ford area of the Chattahoochee along Old Riverside Road and Riverside Road. This event takes place in September when we need Rotarians to walk, wade and float (using kayaks or canoes) to pick up trash and other debris out of the Chattahoochee river. This is a great hands-on activity where we encourage you to bring your family members to participate and to find out first-hand the accumulated effect of throwing trash in the river. Usually we host a BBQ for the volunteers where we can exchange “big fish” stories of who collected what!
Sweep the Hooch
Sweep the Hooch, organized by The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper organization – Spring project.
Once again, we rally Rotarians to help in cleaning up the Chattahoochee river and collect trash which will be weighed. Not to be competitive, and somewhat unfortunately, we usually “win” this great effort. This usually takes place on a Saturday morning in April.