Annual Sweep the Hooch
Sweep the Hooch is an annual day of service to the Chattahoochee River mobilizing volunteers on foot, in waders, or paddlers to remove trash at sites throughout the watershed. Sweep the Hooch brings people together to give back to the mighty river that gives us so much. This is your chance!
Beginning in 2011, Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited worked with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area to host the inaugural Sweep the Hooch cleanup. Since then, the event has grown to include numerous local partners, hundreds of volunteers and cleanup sites along more than 70 miles of the river.
Through Sweep the Hooch since 2011, together we have removed more than 80 TONS of trash with the assistance of more than 4,500 volunteers.
Cleanup locations take place over 70 river and tributary miles – from Don Carter State Park through the Chattahoochee Recreation Area, and all the way down to Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Cleanup sites in-between include Peachtree Creek, Tanyard Creek, Proctor Creek and more being added every day.
The inaugural cleanup resulted in 2.76 tons of trash removed from the river with 1,500 pounds of material later recycled – all with the support of over 360 volunteers.
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