October 9, 2010
For the second year in a row the dedicated boys from Boy Scout Troop 789 in Statham, Georgia donned gloves and boots and came armed with industrial grade trash bags and a ton of feisty spirit to clean up Bear Creek.
Saturday afternoon was a perfect day for the clean-up. Warm temperatures and clear skies made for a cheerful environment as the boys gathered at a man-made pond across the road from the creek. After a few quick reminders about safety, the boys were ready to get going. Bags in hand, we split into two groups, each taking a different direction along the creek.
By the time all was said and done the final tally included: 15 bags of trash, 4 tires, 1 exhaust manifold, 1 love-seat, 1 sleeper couch, parts of a wooden dresser, 1 Tanya Tucker cassette tape and 1 owl shaped wall hanging.
Great Job guys and thanks for your dedication to keeping our rivers and streams clean! See you next year !
Special Thanks to Deputy Wilkerson from the Barrow County Sheriff’s Department for keeping the road safe!
Interested in getting involved with a Rivers Alive clean up in your area? Visit their website to find one or start your own!
- Stay with a buddy at all times
- Leave wildlife alone, even if you think you know the difference between harmful and harmless it is better safe than sorry.
- Ask for help before handling items such as broken glass, rusty metal, or tires.If you come across medical waste such as needles, DO NOT TOUCH, get an adult.
- Wear Gloves at all times.
- Stay within sight of an Adult at all times.