Volunteers roll up their sleeves for cleanup on Bankhead Reservoir, part of Renew Our Rivers campaign, on May 31
What: The 5th annual Bankhead Reservoir cleanup will be Saturday, May 31. Volunteers with or without boats will meet at the Buddy Vines Camp at 8 a.m. to remove trash, tires and discarded items from the lake. The cleanup will end at noon followed by a picnic lunch.
This Renew Our Rivers cleanup is coordinated by the Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Alabama Power employees. In 2007, 5.8 tons of trash and debris was removed by 93 volunteers.
Overview: Renew Our Rivers, the Southeastís largest river cleanup campaign, has collected nearly 9 million pounds of trash and debris from Alabama and Southeast rivers since its 2000 inception. There are 27 cleanups planned through Oct. 25.
Cleanups are on the Cahaba, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Black Warrior and Mobile rivers in Alabama.
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