Slots are filling up for ‘Sweep the Hooch’
by MDJ staff
March 28, 2014 12:31 AM | 1226 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATLANTA — Slots are already filling up for Sweep the Hooch, the Chattahoochee River’s annual spring cleaning on April 12. It will be the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s fourth year producing the event with partners Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the National Park Service. More than 550 volunteers hauled 3.7 tons of refuse from the river in 2013.

The multi-site cleanup will traverse about 60 miles and include 27 sites, many within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. There will be an array of walking, wading and paddling locations, so there is sure to be something for everyone. New sites include: Georgia State Parks (Sweetwater Creek, Chattahoochee Bend and Don Carter), as well as Jones Bridge Park in Gwinnett County and Riverview Landing in Mableton.

Registration opened Feb. 14, and will close at noon April 9. Once capacity is reached for a site, however, registration will close for that particular location. Family, friends and coworkers may register as a team, but individual registration is still required.

The 2014 sponsors are American Rivers, Cox Media Group, Hewlett-Packard, KEEN, PTS Screen Printing and Embroidery, Republic Services, River Network, The Home Depot Foundation and WEG Electric Corp.

For information, including how to register, go to chattahoochee.org or sweepthehooch.org.

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