Rivers Alive: Kickin’ it to The Curb For Clean Water

October 9, 2010


Enthusiastic Cub Scouts


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.

Joining them were the two newest recruits, Cub Scouts Race and Hunter from Pack 789 in their first ever Boy Scout adventure.

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.


What's a tape?



I'm keeping it.


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 !


Deputy Wilkerson


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!


The Crew





Safety Tips:

  • 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.

About Kristina Summers

I am a borderline Gen-Xer with one foot perpetually in the fire. I started the blog Dancing to the Music in My Head as an alternative to my professional blog, which limits the boundaries I can push with my creative content. Now nine years later I can be found posting almost daily on any one of the five blogs I manage so be sure to look around, you're bound to find something of interest. Topics range from conservation ecology and carnivorous plants to developing teaching methods with new media and nearly everything in between. I am married to D and have three awesome rugrats. I love being outside more than anything rain or shine. I am a little quirky but believe that it makes life much more interesting. Got a question? I'd love to try and answer it.
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