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GAB: River cleanup event in Braselton deemed a success

More than forty volunteers donned boots, gloves and cleanup gear for the recent Rivers Alive event in Braselton. (Special Photo)

More than forty volunteers donned boots, gloves and cleanup gear for the recent Rivers Alive event in Braselton. (Special Photo)

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Holly Moore

River cleanup event in Braselton deemed a success

More than 470 pounds of trash and debris were removed from a portion of the Mulberry River and the RiverWalk trail by volunteers during the annual Rivers Alive Day in Braselton.

More than 40 volunteers donned boots, gloves and cleanup gear and spread across targeted river and stream corridors. Groups included 4-H members from Barrow County, Braselton Girl Scout Troop 1630, Barrow County Commissioner Joe Goodman and his son Grant, as well as many others.

“Our goal is to get new folks involved and raise a heightened awareness of water quality issues in our local watershed and environment,” said Braselton’s environmental specialist Yvette Wise. “Our volunteers were terrific and, each year, participation grows.”

The next Rivers Alive event is planned for early spring. For more information, email ywise@braselton.net.

GEHC offering wreath-making class

New this year to the offerings at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center is a wreath-making class.

The class will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon Dec. 14. Cost is $10 and all materials will be provided to make a nature-inspired wreath. The GEHC is at 2020 Clean Water Drive in Buford.

Registration is required and be completed online at gwinnettehc.org/holiday-wreath-making-class. For more information, call the GEHC at 770-904-3500.

Gwinnett nonprofit welcomes new administrative assistant

Rainbow Village, an organization that assists homeless families through a community based transitional housing program that promotes self-sufficiency, has welcomes a new administrative assistant to its ranks.

Holly Moore is a native Floridian with a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and a background working with nonprofits and in the helicopter aviation industry. She comes to Rainbow Village from Gwinnett County Public Schools and was employed by the nonprofit from 1995-2004.

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