LITTER CLEANUP EVENTS
Make a positive impact on local roads and waterways by joining Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) for a litter cleanup event.
Each September, KFCB partners with the City of Cumming and the Lake Lanier Association for the annual Shore Sweep/Rivers Alive cleanup of Lake Lanier, its tributaries, and its shorelines.
Families, co-workers, organizations, scout troops and individuals are encouraged to volunteer. KFCB provides leadership at the Bald Ridge Marina (1850 Bald Ridge Marina Road Cumming, GA 30041) and Port Royale Marina (8800 Port Royale Drive Gainesville, GA 30506) sites in Forsyth County.
Volunteers may come to either site on the event date to gather supplies, a t-shirt, and instructions.
Volunteers with boats of all types are needed to assist with the cleanup of sites with no land access.
Pre-registration is required.
2019 Shore Sweep was a huge success! With over 1800 volunteers collecting a total of 80 tons of litter at all of the Lake Lanier locations.
Next event is Saturday, September 26, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Great FoCo Cleanup:
The Saturday, March 21 Litter Cleanup Event has been postponed. Future date TBD.
The Great FoCo Cleanup is an annual litter cleanup event held in conjunction with the nationwide Great America Cleanup.
This event is a fantastic opportunity for citizens, community organization, families, businesses, or clubs to really make a positive impact on our community. Following a brief rally, volunteers depart to clean up roadways in the community before returning to the Central Park Recreation Center for food and fun.
Volunteers with pickup trucks are also needed around 1 p.m. the day of the event to help collect trash from the various clean-up locations.
Georgia's 70,150 miles of streams and rivers need your help!
Our waterways provide us with fresh drinking water, great recreational opportunities like canoeing and fishing, and serve as a pleasant respite from our busy day to day lives. Rivers Alive is Georgia's volunteer waterway cleanup program that targets all waterways in the State including streams, rivers, lakes, beaches, and wetlands. The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia's water resources.
KFCB is always willing to help groups and individuals organize a Rivers Alive waterway cleanup. We can provide expertise and instructional support, as well as cleanup supplies and t-shirts when available.