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Cleanup South Fork (last section)

This will be the final cleanup of our 6.5 mile South Fork Cleanup Project.

Project Cleaup a Creek (Section 5) will be a 3/4 mile cleanup on South Fork Peachtree Creek from Lenox Road to Cheshire Bridge Road. This will be our 6th and final cleanup on South Fork Peachtree Creek completing 6.5 miles of the intended 6.5 mile cleanup project.

Section 1 was cleaned June 23rd Section 2 was cleaned July 28th  Section 3 was cleaned August 18th, Section 4 was cleaned on September 29 and Section 6 was cleaned April 8th

River & Creek cleanups are exactly what they are and this little bit of information will help everyone have a much better experience.


First of all do not expect to stay clean as the probability of getting dirty is greater than 99.9%. What you are going to be picking up is either dirty or wet and muddy so wear something old. Even if you stay clean but get mud or muddy water splashed on you it will ruin your day. Old clothes make happy cleanup people. Save the clean clothes for after the event. Bring a towel and a change of clothes to socialize in because we normally go somewhere for a beer or other refreshment.


Crocs and flips are never a good choice at a kayak event, Regardless of water level, you generally have to access the creek / river by climbing up or down a bank and/or you may walk in the stream-bed during the cleanup. Enclosed ankle covered water shoes or boots are the best. Old tennis shoes are fine but need to be washed thoroughly when you get home. For shallow creeks or rivers plan on being out of your boat and walking. Keen and other sandal type open water shoes including Chacos allow sand/gravel to get between them and your feet that make your next step miserable so you spend more time removing sand/gravel from them than cleaning up. They also offer minimal protection from underwater hazards.


Gloves should also be standard equipment for a creek/river clean up. Most people wear them from start to finish because large items need to be picked up by hand. The cotton gloves with a rubber coated palm are best. You may or may not need them but they are better to have and not need than to need and not have.


The South Fork Peachtree Creek (Section 4) is a shallow creek so you do not need a kayak or canoe. Because we will be walking this section and doing a thorough cleaning. Enclosed water shoes, old tennis shoes and gloves are recommended. (No Crocs or flip flops). Open water sandals such as Chacos and Keen are not recommended.

Bring a lunch and we'll stop on one of the many sandbars for a fun and rewarding cleanup day on this scenic creek.

Pickers, trash bags and cold bottled water will be supplied and a canoe will be used to haul the trash.

This Georgia River Stewards' event is sponsored by "American Rivers", "Rivers Alive" & "Home Depot"

We will meet at the intersection of Lenox Rd. NE and Robin Lane at 9:00am


For more information or answers to questions contact Richard Grove[masked] or e-mail to: [masked].

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  • Richard G.

    The cleanup went well thanks to the 81 degree temperature. The water was a bit cool but didn't seem to slow the group down. We did our usual thorough sleaning and removed everything that didn't belong.

    November 4, 2012

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