18th Annual Conasauga Watershed Clean-up

Be a part of the tradition on Saturday, October 27 when you join other volunteers in cleaning up the Conasauga Watershed. Registration opens at 9:00 am at each of the six clean up sites located in Whitfield County and Murray County. Choose a site and enjoy some muddy merriment as you help care for our area’s beautiful streams and river!

This year’s clean-up will take place at six locations:

  • 1. Conasauga River at Carlton Petty Road bridge
  • 2. Conasauga River at Highway 2 bridge
  • 3. Conasauga River at Lower King’s Bridge/Norton Bridge
  • 4. Holly Creek, Murray County, on the Chattahoochee National Forest
  • 5. Mill Creek tributary in the City of Dalton
  • 6. Coahulla Creek at Prater’s Mill

The 18th Annual Conasauga Watershed Clean-up is held in conjunction with Northwest Georgia United Way’s Make A Difference Day and Georgia’s Annual Waterway Clean-Up, Rivers Alive. The first 250 volunteers will receive a free shirt and a hat or reuseable water bottle.

Sturdy shoes or boots, gloves, long pants, and long sleeved shirts are recommended. Hip or chest waders are useful, but are not required. Trash bags and other supplies will be provided.

One of the six most biologically diverse freshwater river systems in the United States, the Conasauga River supports 24 endangered species and a dozen other imperiled species, including the Southern Pigtoe mussel and the Conasauga log perch, a fish found nowhere else in the world.

SPONSORS: Shaw Industries, J&J Industries, Dalton Utilities, Dalton-Whitfield Regional Solid Waste Management Authority (DWRSWMA), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and the Conasauga River Alliance (CRA)

COORDINATORS: Carpet & Rug Institute, CRA, Dalton State College, Dalton Utilities, DWRSWMA, Keep Chatsworth-Murray Beautiful, Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful, Limestone Valley RC & D, TNC, and Murray County Extension

For additional information, please contact John Lugthart at jlugthart@daltonstate.edu, or 706-272-2485.  Click here to download the event flier.