Renew Our Rivers volunteers to clean Valley Creek

What: The twice-a-year Valley Creek cleanup is Saturday, Sept. 28. Volunteers should report at 8:30 a.m. to one of five collection sites around Jefferson County (see locations below). Volunteers should wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes. Minors must have a chaperone. The cleanups will end at noon and lunch will be provided at each location.

These cleanups are a partnership of Jefferson County, Jefferson County Conservation District, the Jefferson County Department of Health, the Storm Water Management Authority Inc., Birmingham Stormwater Management, Bessemer Stormwater Management, Freshwater Land Trust, Alabama Power Renew Our Rivers and others.

Overview: Volunteers for Renew Our Rivers, one of the Southeast’s largest river cleanup campaigns, have collected more than 15.5 million pounds of trash and debris since the program’s inception in 2000. To learn more about volunteer efforts, visit

Directions: Brighton: Senior citizens center, 4100 Main St., Bessemer, 35020. Contact: 205-428-9547.

Fairfield: Fairfield High School, 610 Valley Road, Fairfield, 35064. Contact: 205-785-5176.

Midfield: Vacant lot, 545 B.Y. Williams Sr. Drive, Birmingham, 35228. Contact: Jeff Zissette, 205-923-7578.

Hueytown: Hueytown High School, 4881 15th St. Road, Hueytown, 35023. Contact: 205-379-4150.

Pleasant Grove: Community center, 501 Park Road, Pleasant Grove, 35127. Contact: Rita Wright, 205-744-1725.