Today was the annual Etowah River cleanup effort that targeted 298 miles of shoreline and river basin of the Etowah through Bartow and Floyd counties. Orion Fishing Charters is proud to be involved in such a great cause. We suspended our charters for the day to roll our sleeves up and get involved for this event to help restore and preserve the beauty of the river we call home. I would like to thank all of the volunteers who gave their time to serve this cause. A special thanks to Sheri Henshaw, coordinator with Keep Bartow Beautiful, for her service to our natural resources that are so very important to the residents of Northwest Georgia and especially Orion Fishing Charters. Additionally I would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Matt Shinall for their hands-on efforts as well as Matt’s editorials in the Daily Tribune. Together we made an enormous impact on the 411/Macedonia site that has been negatively affected by illegal dumping for quite some time. Much work will be needed to educate river users of the importance of our waterways and the need to keep them beautiful. We are excited to be a part of this annual event and hope to include ourselves in other efforts as well. Team Orion considers this a worthy cause, and would like to see these events grow so that access to and quality of our resources is preserved.