Volunteers set to clean Cahaba River April 8

What:  The annual Renew Our Rivers Cahaba River cleanup is Saturday, April 8. Volunteers should report at 8 a.m. to the Helena Amphitheater. Minors must have a chaperone to participate. Volunteers should wear long pants and sturdy shoes. The cleanup will end at noon followed by lunch for the volunteers.

This Renew Our Rivers cleanup is coordinated by Cahaba Riverkeeper and Alabama Power. 

Overview:  Volunteers for Renew Our Rivers, one of the Southeast’s largest river cleanup campaigns, have collected more than 14 million pounds of trash and debris since the program’s inception in 2000. This year, 32 cleanups are planned through November on the Alabama, Black Warrior, Cahaba, Chattahoochee, Coosa, Mobile and Tallapoosa rivers.

To learn more about volunteer efforts, visit our website,  www.alabamapower.com/renewourrivers.com.

Directions:  From I-65, travel to exit 247. At the end of the ramp, turn west at Valleydale Road. Keep straight and cross over at Highway 31. The road will turn into Highway 61. Go 6 miles and the Helena Amphitheater is on the right. 

Volunteer Contact:  Myra Crawford at info@cahabariverkeeper.org