Ever since the YAK Club opened its doors, it has been a popular spot for visitors and locals to rent a kayak. After renting a kayak they will spend the day paddling on the Yellow River in Porterdale, Georgia. There is nothing that compares to spending a relaxing day out on the Yellow River. However, if you have ever been on the Yellow River you may have noticed a little bit of a mess.
As a way to clean up the trash that can accumulate on the river, the Yak Club is holding a Rivers Alive clean up on Saturday October 11th.
Rivers Alive is a volunteer cleanup event that targets all waterways in the State of Georgia. They clean up streams, rivers, lakes, beaches and wetlands. It is held annually each October.
If you would like to spend a day helping out our beautiful river then sign up for the cleanup! They will even have some T-Shirts for people who sign up to be on the Yellow River Water Trail team. (T-shirts will be first come first serve for sizes.)
On Saturday, registration will start at 9 a.m. You will grab your trash bags and gloves to start your cleaning adventure! You will be given a map with locations for trash pick-up so that clean up is optimized. You also have the option to clean up in the river if you have a boat.
Then at 10 a.m. we will take a short break to listen to Michael Wolfe. He will be showing a NANFA fish display. A little before 2 p.m. we will weigh everyone’s trash bags. After weighing, we will celebrate with lunch! There will be riverside BBQ compliments of the City of Porterdale and grillmaster Robert Witcher.
We are sure this is going to be a fun afternoon that will also benefit our community. If you would like to register for the event, CLICK HERE. We hope to see everyone there for a fun time!