Creek Clean-up & Crawl

On Saturday, March 30th, 2024, join Autrey Mill Nature Preserve for the annual Sal’s Creek Clean-up right here at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve.

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve’s
Sal’s Creek Cleanup & Crawl


All participants must register and sign a waiver. While we will accept walk-ups and day-of sign-ins, we encourage you to save paper and register online today!

 

Click Here to Register for the Creek Cleanup

 

If you are a property owner in the City of Johns Creek and would like to apply for Stormwater Credit, you must provide proof of registration. See below for more details.

Where:
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve
Meet under the Pole Barn
9770 Autrey Mill Road
Johns Creek, GA 30022

When:
Saturday, March 30th, 2024
10 AM – 12 PM

What to wear:
Water shoes, boots, or waders

More information:

  • We will focus on the section of Sal’s Creek that runs from the large boulders at the top of the creek to Old Alabama Road
  • Bring water shoes (if you’re getting in the water), a hat, a water bottle(reusable), sunscreen, and bug repellant, as you may need
  • Supplies will include water to refill your water bottle, a first aid kit, a cell phone (to take pictures and for 911 calls if needed), trash bags, gloves, and “grabbers.”
  • We’ll introduce ourselves and briefly overview the importance of cleaning our watershed.
  • Then, we’ll team up and assign different sections of Sal’s Creek to clean.
  • For those who want to stay dry, just let us know beforehand.  You can help by taking heavy/full trash bags from those in the stream at critical points and providing replacement bags as needed.

All homeowners and their neighbors are encouraged to join us or look at streams/tributaries closer to their homes to help. The debris and litter collected will be sorted/bagged/weighed at the Groombridge parking lot for pick up in the afternoon of the event, and the city will properly dispose of the waste.


 

On Saturday, April 27th, 2024, join Autrey Mill Nature Preserve for the City of Johns Creek initiative as they encourage their citizens to clean up the City’s namesake – Johns Creek.

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve’s
Johns Creek Creek Cleanup & Crawl I


All participants must register and sign a waiver. While we will accept walk-ups and day-of sign-ins, we encourage you to save paper and register online today!

 

Click Here to Register for the Creek Cleanup

 

If you are a property owner in the City of Johns Creek and would like to apply for Stormwater Credit, you must provide proof of registration. See below for more details.

Where:
Medlock Bridge Groomsbridge Club House Parking Lot
10150 Groomsbridge Rd,
Johns Creek, GA 30022

When:
Saturday, April 27th, 2024
9 AM – 12 PM

What to wear:
Water shoes, boots, or waders

More information:

  • We will focus on the section of Johns Creek that serves as the western border of MLB subdivision from 9 AM to 12 PM
  • Park at the Groombridge Club House parking lot and walk/meet at the soccer field entrance to our nature trail by 9 AM
  • Bring water shoes (if you’re getting in the water), a hat, a water bottle(reusable), sunscreen, and bug repellant, as you may need
  • Supplies will include water to refill your water bottle, a first aid kit, a cell phone (to take pictures and for 911 calls if needed), trash bags, gloves, and “grabbers.”
  • We’ll introduce ourselves and briefly overview the importance of cleaning our watershed.
  • Then, we’ll team up for safety and walk approximately ½ of a mile to the north end of the creek (from what we call Deer Island) to clean the creek back to the soccer field area at the south end.
  • For those who want to stay dry, just let Larry know beforehand.  You can help by taking heavy/full trash bags from those in the stream at key points and providing replacement bags as needed.

All homeowners and their neighbors are encouraged to join us or look at streams/tributaries closer to their homes to help. The debris and litter collected will be sorted/bagged/weighed at the Groombridge parking lot for pick up in the afternoon of the event, and the city will properly dispose of the waste.


On Saturday, August 17th, 2024, join Autrey Mill Nature Preserve for the City of Johns Creek initiative as they encourage their citizens to clean up the City’s namesake – Johns Creek.

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve’s
Johns Creek Creek Cleanup & Crawl II

LOCATION – TBD


Storm Water Credit:
Participating Johns Creek residents can use a 10% Stormwater credit to apply toward the Stormwater Fee next year. See the link below for more details. Examples of qualifying events include stream cleanups hosted by Autrey Mill Nature Preserve, Chattahoochee Riverkeepers, Keep North Fulton Beautiful, Rivers Alive, or other events that are in accordance with Adopt-A-Stream or Adopt-A-Road guidelines.

https://www.johnscreekga.gov/JCGA/Media/PDF-PW/Stormwater-Credit-Manual.pdf

Required documentation:
Submit a fee credit application, a screen print or confirmation email of event registration, and a photograph of participation in the event.


Last year, on August 19th and September 30th, we had a very successful clean-up of Johns Creek by the Double Gate subdivision and the Medlock Bridge Subdivision

  • We had a combined 80 volunteers (many from MLB and Doublegate, along with Johns Creek Stormwater Utility Manager Cory Rayburn)
  • A combined 600 lbs of trash was removed (that’s a lot of empty plastic water bottles and old tennis balls)