Rivers Alive

At Keep Smyrna Beautiful, we work to protect the vital resource of our local waterways. Rivers Alive, our largest water initiative, is an annual litter cleanup along the tributaries that run into the Chattahoochee River, which supplies drinking water for millions in the metro Atlanta area.

Volunteers work together to clean and preserve this natural resource by stopping litter from polluting, harming the wildlife, and travelling to our oceans.

Date & Location

  • The 2021 Rivers Alive was held in August. Check back in the summer of 2022 for the 2022 event date.
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area – Paces Mill Unit, 3444 Cobb Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339


We welcome individual volunteers or groups at this volunteer event. All volunteers are required to fill out the form, volunteers cannot show up the day of the event without pre-registration. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old to participate at Rivers Alive.

Contact Julie at jbarwig@smyrnaga.gov or 678-631-5519 with questions about volunteering.


For more information about Rivers Alive, Georgia’s Annual Waterway Cleanup, visit https://riversalive.georgia.gov/.

Please note, that while dogs are allowed at the park, we do not allow dogs at this event.


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