Our waterways provide us with drinking water, great recreational opportunities like canoeing and fishing, and they serve as a pleasant respite from our busy day-to-day lives. This is your opportunity to help protect one of our most precious resources by volunteering on one or more of these cleanups and helping us get the trash out!

Happy Hour Cleanups – Location TBD Quarterly

September 16    Happy Hour Cleanup 2; 10:00am-1:00pm *NEW DATE*

As the name implies (on numerous levels) we will host a few land-based cleanups in 2017. Not that we have to bribe you to help, but there will be some tasty beverages from SweetWater Brewery to thank you for your hard work!

We are also thrilled to share that our organization is teaming up with the Jack Johnson 2017 Tour and All At Once, a social action network connecting nonprofits with people who want to become active in their local and world community. All At Once comes to life online at www.AllAtOnce.org and at the Jack Johnson concerts where you can get educated, get inspired, and connect face-to-face with us and other local and national non-profits. All At Once promotes sustainable local food systems and plastic free initiatives and encourages action through the Capture Your Commitment campaign. #AAOLocalFood #AAOPlasticFree

The September 16 Happy Hour Cleanup will serve as our “pre-show” service project.  All participants will enter a raffle to win two tickets to Jack’s September 30 show.

The fine print: Specific trip details will be emailed to you one week prior to the trip date. Each volunteer must register separately. Registration will close when capacity is reached. SweetWater is for our 21+ volunteers. There will be nonalcoholic beverages available. Youth age requirements to participate is
10 years old.

Registration is closed for Happy Hour Cleanup 2. 

  • December 2     Happy Hour Cleanup 3


*NEW DATE TBD– Headwaters Cleanup North of Helen

Due to Hurricane Irma, the road conditions on Poplar Stump Rd. are such that the Forest Service is recommending we reschedule this event.  Please stay tuned for further details regarding this event and if you have any questions, please contact Janet Westervelt.

Come help beautify the banks of the Hooch and some of its headwater tributaries in the Mark Trail Wilderness Area just north of Helen.  Forest Rd. 44 travels along the river through the Chattahoochee Wildlife Management area. Help clean numerous spots along the way to finish with a picnic lunch at the Chattahoochee Campground next to the river. We will meet north of Helen at 9:30 am.  This is a land-based clean up on Forest Rd.#44 which runs along the Chattahoochee and some of its tributaries.

January 28       Happy Hour Cleanup 1
Registration is closed for Happy Hour Cleanup 1. 

April 8 – Sweep the Hooch Watershed Wide Cleanup

Sweep the Hooch is an annual day of service to the Chattahoochee River mobilizing volunteers on foot, in waders, and 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.  Click here for more information.

Registration is now closed.

April 22 – Earth Day Soque River Paddle Cleanup

Join us for a rare opportunity to paddle the Soque River while helping with a litter clean-up in partnership with the Soque River Watershed Association.  We will paddle from the Hwy 105 Bridge to Wildwood Outfitters at the Duncan Bridge takeout.  Participants will meet at Wildwood Outfitters at 9:30am.  Plan on bringing a picnic lunch and a blanket to enjoy after the take out.

Registration is now closed.


  • There is no charge to participate in a cleanup. 
  • Registration is required and we encourage you to register early to ensure participation as each trip has a limited capacity.
  • Details will be provided in your confirmation email after registration.
  • Specific trip details will be emailed to you one week prior to the trip date.
  • Each participant is required to sign a CRK Liability Waiver. This may be submitted onsite or authorized as electronic signature during the registration process. Click here to preview the CRK Liability Waiver.
  • Boating equipment is not provided for any CRK paddle trip or cleanup. Click here for a list of local outfitters. These trips are intended for kayaks and canoes only – inflatable boats are not permitted.
  • PFD’s must be worn on all CRK Paddle Trips, and in some instances helmets are required.
  • Shuttling is a group effort and typically we will meet around 9 a.m. at the put-in to unload all boats and shuttle to the take-out before we get on the river.
  • Youth Age Requirements: If paddling solo, paddler must be at least 15 years old. If paddling tandem, youth must be at least 8 years of age and accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age.

Is your company looking for a way to give back or get involved?  For a $1500 donation, CRK will organize a volunteer day for your team.  Partnering with CRK can help boost your brand and reach your audience in a positive way that traditional advertising methods cannot.  CRK can help strengthen your brand, set you apart from your competitors and create community ties.  Contact Tammy Bates if you’d like to learn more about this opportunity.


Thank you to Republic Services who have provided dumpsters for our cleanup efforts for over 7 years!