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Volunteers Being Sought for Metro Atlanta's 8th Annual Great Gwinnett Wetlands
Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources to Host Cleanup Event at Bethesda Park Saturday, May 7
By: Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful
"We plan to have multiple teams fan out across the area to pick up trash and cut invasive privet that choke the health of the wetlands," said Schelly Marlatt, Executive Director of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. "We will also have teams out to place markers on storm drains and distribute educational door hangers reminding residents that 'when it rains, it drains.' Much of the area where the work will be performed is wet and muddy, so we highly recommend our volunteers wear closed-toe shoes like hiking or rain boots along with clothes they won't mind getting dirty. They should also be sure to bring a snack and water bottle to stay hydrated. This is so much more than a cleanup event, it's an opportunity for us to have a hand in ensuring this precious landscape within our community remains a viable habitat for an abundance of native plants and local wildlife."
Registration for the 8th Annual Great Gwinnett Wetlands (https://gwinnettcb.org/