Keep Polk Beautiful has added creek cleanup duties to its plans for Saturday's Make A Difference Day events.
Volunteers will gather around 2 p.m. Saturday at the Women's Building on Wissahickon Avenue in Cedartown to clean up the area around the Big Spring Creek.
Other volunteers, assisted by Cedartown city workers, will clean up a portion of Cedar Creek.
The efforts will constitute a Polk County participation in the statewide Rivers Alive initiative. Other volunteers carried out similar projects Saturday, Oct. 18 in Floyd County. The Polk County work was scheduled for this Saturday to coincide with already-scheduled Make A Difference Day efforts.
A variety of school groups, civic organizations and other volunteers will be picking up along the shoulders of roadways, cleaning up parks, planting trees, and performing other maintenance and improvement projects.
Among those participating are third-graders at Cherokee Elementary School. KPB Executive Director Sharon Coffman, joined by KPB board members Marina Runyon and Bill Byrne, donated $500 to the school during an assembly Thursday night. The money will be used to purchase trees, shrubs and other landscaping supplies.