Have you been kayaking or canoeing lately? Or maybe you’ve been fishing? We have some lovely rivers and lakes in the Covington and Madison area. From kayaking along the Yellow River to fishing at Lake Varner, our area has convenient access for great water sports. To continue enjoying our rivers, it’s critical that we keep them clean.

Consider volunteering at a local cleanup site! Events for Rivers Alive, Georgia’s Annual Waterway Cleanup, are occurring throughout the state during the month of September. The Newton County Rivers Alive is on September 23, 2017. Organized by Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful, volunteers will be helping to clean up local lakes, rivers, and streams in the area.

Registration for KCNB Rivers Alive event is required by September 15. Children must be at least 12 years old and accompanied by an adult. To register, visit  www.kcnb.biz.

Volunteers will meet at Longhorn Steakhouse of Covington at 9 am. Breakfast, t-shirts, and cleanup supplies will be provided while supplies last. You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from the cleanup site. Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants and be prepared to get wet.