Alabama Power’s Renew Our Rivers is Sept. 16-17

Published 9:33 am Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Alabama Power will once again be working alongside local volunteers to help keep Demopolis waterways clean during its annual Renew Our Rivers project.
Local volunteers may join the effort to clean Lake Demopolis on Sept. 16 and 17, beginning at 8 a.m. each morning. Volunteers will meet each morning at the Demopolis City Landing. Lunch will be served for those participating.
“Since the first community cleanups in 2000, Alabama Power employees and community volunteers have made a remarkable impact in protecting waterways in their communities through Renew Our Rivers. With humble beginnings at the generating plants and lakes managed by Alabama Power, thousands of volunteers have spread the program up rivers and tributaries, creating more than 75,000 volunteers, including Alabama Power employees, civic groups, schools, and homeowners and boat owner organizations, have participated in Renew Our Rivers,” stated a press release on the project.
Renew Our Rivers cleanup efforts are held on the Coosa, Tallapoosa, Black Warrior, Cahaba, and Mobile Rivers in Alabama and the Upper Coosa River in Georgia.
Since its inception, volunteers have removed some 14 million pounds of trash, Styrofoam, and other litter from Alabama and Georgia lakes. In 2015 alone, 280,000 pounds of trash were collected in Alabama cleanups by more than 40,000 volunteers.
Volunteers may join the effort at any time on Sept. 16 and 17. Crews will be in boats cleaning up the river as well as on land cleaning debris that would eventually find its way into the river system if not removed.
For more information, or to volunteer, contact Jesse Johnson at 334-289-6160 or 251-238-1257.

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