UGA Extension Office

River Clean Ups

Since 2014, 381 volunteers have collected over 4,314 pounds of litter from the shorelines of Camden County during seven cleanup events hosted by the Camden County Extension Office.  Pipes, fishing line, a camping chair, tires, a truck toolbox, an artificial flower, plastic bottles, an anchor, crab floats, and a boat holding tank were among the debris collected from the shoreline.  This not only improves the aesthetics and safety of our local natural areas, but also the health of our local estuaries and marine ecosystem.  The Rivers Alive program, a program of The Georgia Environmental Protection Division, selected Camden County Extension as the winner of the 2014 and 2016 Coastal Cleanup Award. Please visit the Rivers Alive website at to find upcoming local cleanups.