September 25, 2007
Georgia Power Employees Help Keep Our Rivers Clean
ATLANTA, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Georgia Power's Renew Our Rivers program kicked off its 2007 campaign with a Sept. 7 event at Lake Tugalo in northeast Georgia. Throughout the next few months company volunteers from offices and power plants will spend a great deal of time cleaning recreational sites and waterways.
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The Renew Our Rivers program is part of Georgia Power's continuing environmental stewardship efforts to clean up rivers and waterways throughout Georgia. Georgia Power is partnering with a number of conservation groups to help make Georgia's rivers cleaner. Georgia Power is seeking volunteers to participate in this year's events in communities across the state.
The project also supports Georgia's Rivers Alive program sponsored annually by the Department of Natural Resources' Environmental Protection Division and Keep Georgia Beautiful.
"In past years volunteers have found everything from the refrigerator to the kitchen sink," said Georgia Power's Tanya Blalock, manager of water programs in the department of Environmental Affairs. "This year, we are looking to clean more areas in hopes of finding less trash. We hope that people will finally get the message and are starting to better protect our natural resources," she said.
This year's remaining river cleanup schedule: Plant Branch 10/24/2007 Plant McDonough 9/29/2007 Plant McManus 9/26/2007 Plant Scherer 10/2/2007 or 10/4/2007 Plant Wansley 9/28/2007 Plant Yates 9/29/2007 Lake Jackson December Lake Oconee 10/13/2007 Ocmulgee River 10/06/2007 Bartletts Ferry 9/28/2007 Central GA Hydro 10/13/2007
Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the nation's largest generators of electricity. The company is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility with rates well below the national average. Georgia Power serves 2.3 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties.
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CONTACT: Carol Boatright of Georgia Power, +1-404-506-7676,+1-800-282-1696, [email protected]
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