Preserve Planet Earth

Roswell Rotarians and family members participated in the 29th Annual Rivers Alive Cleanup on the Chattahoochee River. Rotarians in waders fording the river and in canoes and kayaks floating on the river collected over 800 pounds of trash and debris. Others walked both sides of the river banks and picked up discarded cans, bottles, paper products, and other articles that were washed inward from the fast-paced river flow. All trash collected was loaded into a truck and transported to a recycling area. Rotarians got together afterwards for hamburgers, hotdogs, and beer to talk about the adventure and enjoy some fellowship. The Chattahoochee River provides 70% of the drinking water for the greater Atlanta area. It is therefore paramount that we keep the river as clean as possible and to protect the wild life habitat. Hence, there are literally thousands of people that benefit from this effort. We list only 100 beneficiaries at right to complete the project; as the actual number is impossible to know, but far greater than shown.

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Fording the River

Walking the fast paced river to collect debris and trash

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Junk Anyone?

Yes, these wheels and other similar trash were pulled from the river.

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River Clean-up from Kayak

Unloading trash from a kayak for delivery to the recycling area

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