Rivers Alive Cleanup In Roswell- Garrard to Island Ford Paddle Cleanup

NO MORE FREE BOATS LEFT AS OF 9-12-14.  You can being your own boat or help with shore based cleanup.

Here is a great opportunity to represent the paddling community and thank the City of Roswell for the awesome Chattahoochee River access they provide.  We will be helping the City of Roswell during their Rivers Alive Cleanup day on Saturday September 27th, 2014 by cleaning the Garrard Landing to Island Ford section.

I will provide free kayaks to the first 10 people who sign up and request a boat.  Everyone else is welcome but will have to provide their own boats.  I am sure there will be opportunities to walk some and clean up the trails.

Here are additional details for this event :

Plan to arrive at Garrard Landing no later than 8 AM to unload boats and gear.  I will be there by 7:30AM.  All drivers will then drive their vehicles to Island Ford and park there.  We are trying to work out some free parking at Island Ford for our group but in the event that does not work out there will be a $3.00 parking fee per vehicle. The city of Roswell is providing a shuttle bus to bring all drivers back to the put in so everyone's car will be waiting for them at the take out after the cleanup.  Please make sure that you have RSVPed on either the AAP site or Kayak Lessons for Beginners site so we have an accurate estimate for the size bus we will need.

The goal is to be on river promptly at 9AM and clean up/paddle down to Island Ford over about 2 hours.  We can take longer depending on how much trash we find but if we get to Island Ford by 11 AM everyone will also have time to head over to Riverside Park for the festivities at 11:30.  I am told there will be awards for Most Unusual Item, etc found during all the cleanups scheduled for that day on the river and around the city. 

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  • Chandler B.

    I am new at posting on this web site so hope the message got thru. Jane

    September 27

  • Chandler B.

    Thanks for the river cleanup adventure. Casey and Chandler were surprised at what items actually came out. They were exhausted and I was exhausted too just watching you guys! Thanks Mike for organizing the event. Jane

    September 27

  • John M.

    Paddling is always fun. When you can snag some trash and get some good river KARMA going it only gets better. If we took this same group back to that river and spent all day, we could have the whole section sparkling clean!

    September 27

  • Thom S.

    Always good to see paddling friends. Great day on the river. Thoroughly enjoyed meeting new folks. Can't wait to paddle the Hooch with the leaves changing.

    September 27

  • Mike M.

    Thank you to everyone who participated, the clean up was a great success!

    September 27

  • Susan W.

    Fun. When is being on the river not fun? I'll go with John and group anywhere. Thanks John for the loan of the boat. Always good to see everyone!

    September 27

  • Sue S.


    September 27

  • Mike M.

    I just sent out an email to all who RSVPed yes for this CLeanup with final details. Please make sure you read this. Let me know if you have any questions. Otherwise, See You Tomorrow!

    September 26

  • Mike M.

    Due to overwhelming response on this event I have capped the RSVPS to those who are currently signed up and as John mentioned all available loaner boats are spoken for. We will post further info on other opportunities to help if available soon. Thank you AAP Team!

    September 18

  • John M.

    As of the 12th, one boat left,

    September 12

    • Mari

      Hi John, I can use the boat if it's still available.

      September 12

  • John M.

    As of September 8th we have 3 free boats left for this cleanup.

    September 8

  • Lisa M.

    Hey John, here I am requesting a boat. Lisa Macy

    August 6

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