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Rivers Alive - Olde Rope Mill Park




The Basics:
Event Type:Volunteer
Event Location: Olde Rope Mill Park in Woodstock, GA   Volunteer: Rivers Alive - Olde Rope Mill Park  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 12 2019  8:45 am >> Sat, Oct 12 2019 1:00 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Jul 16 2019 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Oct 12 2019 7:00 am
Event Duration:4 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:2 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Paula Schubert
Charles W
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:30
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

Come out and join me for my annual participation in Rivers Alive!

For the past 11 years now,  I've participated in Rivers Alive at different cleanups around Cherokee county and Woodstock. Each time I've gathered a group of AOC'ers to join me in the cleanup efforts organized by the Cherokee County Water & Sewer Authority, Upper Etowah River AllianceThe City of Woodstockand The City of Canton.

 We're asking folks to help out at Olde Rope Mill park in Woodstock again this year. Many folks ask why Woodstock?

Olde Rope Mill Park is actually home to some amazing bike/hike trails. The park lies on the banks of Little River, which offers kayak/canoe opportunities and as well as a pathway to Toonigh falls, Blankets Creek and Lake Alltatoona. Woodstock is also my hometown and I grew up playing and fishing down at the river before it was even a park. :-) So there you have it!!! I hold this area near and dear to my heart and I love helping to protect it's beauty.

So if you join us, which I hope you do, we'll meet by the pavillion at Olde Rope Mill Park.  We'll clean up the park primarly by land, but if water levels permit, I'll ask for kayaks and canoes to help as well.  The official event starts at 9am and goes until 1 pm. There's plenty of free parking.

Cleanup by land: We'll comb the riverbanks of Little River on both sides of Olde Rope Mill Park.

Cleanup by boat: (Water levels permitting) This would be a BYOB(oat) effort. Those in boats (kayaks or canoes) will go as far upstream and downstream as we can.


This is a volunteer event sponsored by the following organizations:
Rivers Alive
Cherokee County Water & Sewer Authority
Upper Etowah River Alliance
City of Woodstock
City of Canton

 
Cotton gloves and trash bags will be provided by the event sponsors, but if you prefer to bring your own gloves, please do so. Thick garden gloves or heavy work gloves work really well when you are collecting the bigger items such as tires.

You'll receive a FREE 2019  Rivers Alive T-shirt for your volunteer efforts

The above sponsors will be providing breakfast items.

Snacks and water will be available during the clean-up.

Lunch will be provided for all volunteers after the clean-up.

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Volunteering for environmental cleanups and trail maintenance activities are truly rewarding experiences and tons of fun at the same time, so I hope you can come out and join me. 

 

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Required Items to Bring:

Closed toe shoes

Long pants

Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting wet or dirty

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.


- Heavy work gloves (optional)

– Cotton gloves will be provided, but thicker gloves such as rubber dish gloves or leather are useful for pulling and carrying larger items (such as tires).


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Directions to Olde Rope Mill Park:

From I-575- Traveling North
Take Exit 9 (Ridgewalk Parkway)
Turn right off the Interstate onto Ridgewalk Parkway
Go to first traffic light and take a left onto Rope Mill Road (There's a Racetrac gas station on the corner)
This road dead ends into the park. Please watch your speed

From I-575 - Traveling South
Take Exit 9 (Ridgewalk Parkway)
Turn left off the Interstate onto Ridgewalk Parkway
Go to 2nd traffic light and take a left onto Rope Mill Road (There's a Racetrac gas station on the corner)
This road dead ends into the park. Please watch your speed

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Notes:

This is primarily a land based cleanup, but if water levels cooperate, then we'll cleanup on the water well. 

If water levels permit, then boats (Kayaks and canoes) are welcome. You would need to have your own boat. Your TL's will update you on river conditions closer to do the date. Please let me know in the notes section of registration whether you would be helping with water clean up by boat if water levels permit.


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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

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