Volunteers to clean Weeks Bay, part of Renew Our Rivers campaign, on May 8

What:  The 14th annual Weeks Bay cleanup is Saturday, May 8. Volunteers will meet at the Fish River Marina under the bridge at U.S. Highway 98 at 8 a.m. for registration.  The cleanup will end at noon and includes lunch. Volunteers with or without boats will pick up trash along Weeks Bay, Fish and Magnolia rivers and their tributaries.

This Renew Our Rivers cleanup is coordinated by the Weeks Bay Reserve.  In 2009 volunteers removed almost 2 tons of trash from Weeks Bay.

Overview:  Volunteers for Renew Our Rivers, one of the Southeast’s largest river
cleanups, have collected more than 10 million pounds of trash and debris from Alabama and Southeast rivers since the program’s inception in 2000. Twenty-five cleanups are planned through October. Cleanups are held each year on the Cahaba, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Black Warrior, Mobile and Alabama rivers.

Directions: Directions to the Fish River Marina
 From Mobile: Take Interstate 10 toward Pensacola.  After 8.5 miles take exit 35A  to U.S. 98 East.  Travel approximately 17 miles.  Turn left onto U.S. 98.  Travel four miles and Fish River Marina will be on the left.
Contact: Michael Shelton, 251-331-1703.

Media contact: Hallie Bradley, 205-257-4155.