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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