Events > 2018 > June > Chattooga River Clean-up

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Created by Lisa Haskell

Hwy 76 parking area
GCA Annual Chattooge River Clean-up
GCA Chattooga Clean-Up, Saturday, June 23, 2018: Mark your calendar. GCA’s 26th annual Chattooga River Clean-up will be on Saturday, June 23, 2018.  We plan to clean GCA’s adopted section of the Chattooga, Thrift’s Ferry to U. S. Hwy. 76, leave the trash at Hwy. 76, and have an optional recreational paddle to Woodall. If we have enough volunteers we may split into smaller groups and clean other sections of the river as well.
We will meet at the river-left, US Hwy. 76 parking lot at 9:45 a.m. between Clayton, GA, and Westminster, SC. I’ll provide trash bags and refreshments. You should provide your own boat, but all boaters – kayakers, C-boaters or rafters – are most welcome, and non-boaters can help with the clean-up at the access areas.
On our Chattooga clean-ups we usually take a slow pace and spend as much time in the river as on it. Bring a face mask if you fancy diving for cans.
The GCA has sponsored clean-up trips on popular Georgia rivers regularly since 1980. We have cleaned this adopted section of the Chattooga almost annually since 1990. We encourage all active paddlers to make a personal goal to join at least one clean-up each year. The GCA and other groups who clean the Chattooga keep it pretty clean, so that our Chattooga clean-ups are typically not as difficult as those on most of the other rivers we clean.  We also usually dine together at a nearby restaurant.
Our clean-up is again co-sponsored by American Rivers as part of their National River Clean-up Program. They have provided us with a large supply of trash bags and help with publicity.
Come join the fun. We need you! For further information and to register, please contact Roger Nott, at 678-316-4935 and/or at rogernott@att.net.