“Sweep the Hooch” Cleanup on April 12th


In April of 2013, more than 550 volunteers scoured the banks of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and Chattahoochee Bend State Park to pick up other people’s trash.  They removed almost 7,500 pounds of junk that had been carelessly tossed away and left for others to clean up.

The 4th Annual Sweep the Hooch — 1 Day, 27 Projects and A Lot of Trash! — is scheduled for April 12, 2014 and you’re invited to pitch in.

Sweep the Hooch is a combined effort with many sponsors and three primary organizations:

  • Upper Chattahoochee Trout Unlimited
  • Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

For 2014, additional state and county park sites will also benefit from Sweep the Hooch:

  • Sweetwater Creek
  • Chattahoochee Bend
  • Don Carter
  • Jones Bridge in Gwinnett County
  • and Riverview Landing in Mableton.

Registration for volunteers ends at noon on Wednesday, April 9th.  Each of the 27 sites on the list can accept a limited number of workers, so sign up soon for your favorite spot.

We extend our gratitude to each person and group that spiffs up the Chattahoochee.

Click Here for Sweep the Hooch’s Website

Click Here for Sweep the Hooch’s Facebook Page

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Robert J. Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life in Gainesville, GA.
Robert has two adult daughters, seven practically perfect grandchildren and a zippy Kawasaki. Contact Robert at [email protected].

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