Rotary hears about Rivers Alive

Published 4:33 pm Friday, September 25, 2009

Decatur County Keep America Beautiful Director Suzanne Brandt talked about the importance of everyone working together to keep the river banks and other areas of the county clean during Tuesday and Wednesday addresses to the Bainbridge Rotary and Lions clubs.

She talked principally about the 11th annual Rivers Alive cleanup program set for Saturday, Oct. 17.

“Any group can sign up to clean a particular area around the river on Rivers Alive Day,” she said in opening her remarks. “Last year on our 10th anniversary, we picked up 2.1 tons of trash and logged more than 1,000 man hours.

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“Our Bainbridge High School Air Force Junior ROTC kids did a great job of cleaning up the Boat Basin and the Bainbridge Christian Church youth group has also done a great job cleaning up various areas of the lake the past two years,” Brandt said.

Brandt thanked the Rotary, for not only their clean-up efforts, but also for helping purchase the Rivers Alive T-shirts the past two years.

During her address to the Lions, she talked about how students at Bainbridge High School have taken a stand to keep their new campus beautiful.

“Two weeks ago, I received a letter signed by more than 300 Bainbridge High School students saying that they were committed to having a litter-free campus,” she said. “That is just great.”