April 15, 2021

10th Annual ‘Sweep the Hooch’ slated for August 29

(Franklin, GA) — Volunteers are quickly signing up for Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s 10th Annual Sweep the Hooch, to be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020.

(Photo: Chattahoochee Riverkeeper)

In the past nine years of Sweep the Hooch history, more than 113 TONS of trash have been removed with the help of more than 5,600 volunteers.

This year on Saturday, August 29, 2020, the group will organize and supply more than 40 cleanup locations throughout 100 miles of river and tributary – from the headwaters above Lake Lanier, through the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and Atlanta, and below, in West Point Lake.

Cleanup sites in the Middle Chattahoochee Region include Brush Creek Park on West Point Lake (Franklin/LaGrange), Riverview Boat Ramp (Valley), Chattahoochee Bend State Park (Newnan) and McIntosh Reserve Park (Carrollton).

Sign up soon to secure your preferred site and role (walker, paddler, or wader) as sites are filling up quickly! Once capacity is reached for a site, registration will close.

Family, friends, coworkers and neighbors may register as a team, but individual registration is still required.

Volunteers’ safety comes first! Following Centers for Disease Control guidelines, volunteers will be required to bring and wear their own masks and adhere to the 6 ft recommended distance between volunteers. We will provide all cleanup supplies including gloves and hand sanitizer, but feel free to bring your own.

Find additional information, including how to register, visit: www.chattahoochee.org or www.sweepthehooch.org.


  1. Mr. Robert G. Baratta says

    Getting pretty sick of the people dumping there trash in rivers, parks, roads, etc. the state and counties need to crack down on this. PLEASE STOP IT ALREADY ENOUGH !!!

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