Make a positive impact on local roads and waterways by joining Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) for a litter clean up event.


Shore Sweep:

Each September, KFCB partners with the City of Cumming and the Lake Lanier Association for the annual Shore Sweep/Rivers Alive clean up 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 litter clean up of sites with no land access. Pre-registration is required.   


Shore Sweep 2020 was a great success! Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers! See you next year! 

The Great FoCo Clean up:

Next event: May 27, 2021  

​The Great FoCo Clean up is an annual litter clean up event held in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful's 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. Normally, following a brief rally, volunteers depart to clean up roadways in the community before returning to a central location for food and fun.  This year, the event will be different to follow COVID guidelines.  Click register button above to learn more. 

Volunteers with pickup trucks are also needed around 1 p.m. the day of the event to help collect trash from the various litter clean-up locations.

Rivers Alive

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 litter clean up 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 litter clean up. We can provide expertise and instructional support, as well as cleanup supplies and t-shirts when available.


Physical address (by appointment only):

426 Canton Highway 

Cumming, GA 30041

CALL US:  770-205-4573

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Cumming, GA 30040

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