MWA Hosting Ocmulgee Alive! on Oct. 29th
The Macon Water Authority (MWA) and its non-profit Macon Water Alliance will be hosting the 16th annual Ocmulgee Alive! river cleanup on Saturday Oct. 29, 2022, from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
To pull off what has historically been one of the largest river cleanup events in the state, the MWA is partnering with Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful and the Macon-Bibb Parks & Recreation Department. In addition, participating organizations include Mount de Sales Academy, Stratford Academy, Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, and Riverside Cemetery & Conservancy.
These organizations and additional volunteers will be spread out among several cleanup sites during the day on Saturday Oct. 29, including Amerson River Park, Vineville Branch in the Riverside Cemetery, Mead Road, Walnut Creek in the Ocmulgee Mounds National Park, and the Spring Street Boat Ramp.
Ocmulgee Alive! is affiliated with the statewide Rivers Alive Campaign, which is a Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Outreach Program. The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia’s water resources. Ocmulgee Alive! also raises awareness of the importance of water quality to the economic development and quality of life in Macon-Bibb County and Middle Georgia.
In addition to being a popular site for outdoor recreation, the Ocmulgee River is one of the MWA’s primary sources of raw water for producing America’s Best Tasting Drinking Water at the utility’s Frank C. Amerson, Jr. Water Treatment Plant.