Greenville to Celebrate World Rivers Day

Rivers are essential to Americans. The Green River in Utah meanders across the state. The Long Branch Creek in Greenville divides the city. Image by Jim Satterwhite.

World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world’s waterways. It highlights the many values of rivers and strives to increase public awareness and encourages the improved stewardship of rivers around the world. Greenville, Texas with the help of volunteers and Keep Greenville Beautiful will celebrate by cleaning up the Long Branch from Sayle Street to Moulton Streets. The organization will kick-start the Long Branch Creek Cleanup at 08:30 on Saturday morning at the library when team sign up begins.
Snacks, bags, and other supplies will be provided. Teams will be assigned a section of the creek. After the task is completed awards will be presented. Some of the awards last year was for the most trash picked up out of the waterway, the most unusual items found, and the most items able to be recycled.

The Long Branch Creek is an essential waterway that drains Greenville quickly after torrential rains. Image by Jim Satterwhite.

Rivers, creeks, and streams are essential to the well being of a city the size of Greenville. The Long Branch Creek provides additional drainage after storms such as seen this week. Water from the creek enters the Sabine basin and Lake Tawakoni.

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