SS- River Cleanup - 4

Bob Atkinson, left, and Bruce Rickey carefully snag trash out of the Chattahoochee River during the third annual Sweep the Hooch event on April 13.

Larry Vigil, left, and Jeff Wilson are loaded down with bags of collected garbage.

A fleet of volunteers row up the river doing clean-up.

Lynn Massey, left, along with Amalia Stephens, center, and Scott Stephens, return to Island Ford after gathering plastic bottles and a fire extinguisher.

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.