Keep Polk Beautiful

The efforts to help keep local waterways clean continues this weekend at Polk County volunteers gather in Cedartown to take part in the annual River’s Alive cleanup.

Keep Polk Beautiful is teaming up with several local youth groups and organizations — including the Cedartown Junior Service League — for the cleanup starting Saturday morning in Peek’s Park with an 8 a.m. registration.

New Keep Polk Beautiful executive director Randy Cook said it is his hope to have as many volunteers out to help as possible, and make this one of the biggest years ever for River’s Alive.

“We need everyone who want to ensure that we have clean water for future generations to take part now by helping with our efforts this weekend,” Cook said.

Participants will disperse into the community to identified target areas to pick up litter. Cleanup activities will take place from 9 a.m. to noon.

At noon, participants will meet back at Peek Park for a free lunch provided courtesy of Cedartown Junior Service League. Biscuits and juice will be provided to early registrants at 8 a.m.

Those participating are encouraged to wear sturdy clothing (long pants, sleeves, hats, boots) to protect against the elements.

Minors will be required to sign a medical waiver.

Keep Polk Beautiful invites groups representing local businesses, industry, sports, churches, civic organizations and like-minded individuals to take part. Each participant will receive a free T-shirt.

For children, Keep Polk Beautiful will host learning activities conducted by Janice Stewart, retired educator. These will be fun, age-appropriate and instructive.

For more information call 678-246-1083 or email