Stream Clean-up

The City of Griffin Stormwater Department hosts a large scale stream cleanup each year!  This event spans across Griffin, impacting up 15 different stream locations and with participation from over 150 people each year.  Our Stream Cleanup is a registered event with the Georgia Rivers Alive program, where the trash collected and community impact are recorded and celebrated.

The 2018 Stream Cleanup was held on October 13, 2018 and had over 180 people come out to volunteer. The volunteers collected over 2,100 lbs of trash and 9 tires from 11 streams across Griffin. Over 20 local businesses donated food, water and giveaway items for the event.

2018 Stream Cleanup Sponsors and Donors

Ben’s Hobby Computers, Buckles and Bows, Tanya @ Deja Vue, All Seasons Landscaping, Portal Labs – Jason Chance, Bonnie Morét Photography, Spa Angelique, WHTCPA, O’Quinn Law Firm, SEFCOR, Tetra Tech, Paragon, LOWES, Food Depot, Home Depot, Tractor Supply, Walmart, Claxton-Hobbs Pharmacy, The Cookie Jar

Events like this would not be successful without a key ingredient, which is our wonderful volunteers and participants. It is always wonderful seeing so many people come together to help their community. This year’s groups included several Girl Scouts troops, 4-H groups from Spalding and Lamar County, Spalding High School, WHTCPA, Young Lives, Fresh Start Christian Church, Gordon State College, the Griffin Environmental Council and our excellent citizens of Griffin!



To get involved with Rivers Alive, visit the River’s Alive website.



Stream Clean-up Art Contest

The City of Griffin is holding a stream clean-up on October 14, 2017.  City of Griffin Stormwater and Spalding County Extension are hosting an artwork design contest. The artwork will be put on the t-shirt that will be given to the stream clean-up volunteers!

The deadline for the Stream Clean-up T-shirt Art Contest is Friday, September 8, 2017 by 5:00pm.

  • Entries are to be at least 8.5”x 11”, and no larger than 28” x 30”.
  • The focus is on the importance of clean water!
  • The artwork may be done in pencil, marker, charcoal, pastels, watercolor, oil, acrylic, ink or any combination but is limited to FOUR colors – blue, green, yellow, red, plus black for outlines.
  • Entries must be the artist’s own and original work and photography is not permitted.  Artists must be a non-professional artist, a Spalding County resident or a Spalding County student in grades 3 - 12th.
  • Attach your name, address, phone number and email OR grade, school and teacher’s name to the back of your picture.
  • Please do not draw, write or paint any business, school or club logos or names on the front of your picture!

Pictures that do not follow contest rules will be disqualified.

  • Once they are submitted they become the property of City of Griffin Stormwater Division and will not be returned.
  • Pictures may be mailed or brought to:

City of Griffin Stormwater
Stream Clean-up Art Contest

100 South Hill Street, Griffin, Ga 30224

  • If you have any questions email Alexa Robinson at, call 770-229-6424
  • The contest winner will receive $50 in prize money

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