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Department of Water Resources Events
This fall the Department of Water Resources has something for everyone! 

            Watershed Cleanup Events . . . Open House . . . Workshops

                       Make plans to join us at one of these activities.

Pre-registration is recommended for several of these events.  If pre-registration is requested or recommended, a link will be included with the event information.

Watershed Cleanup Events

October 21 - Great Days of Service

Now in its 18th year, the Gwinnett Great Days of Service (GDOS) is one of the largest community volunteer events in the nation.  GDOS is a program of the Gwinnett Coalition of Health and Human Services – a nonprofit organization which addresses the health and human services needs of Gwinnett County residents.

This year, the Department of Water Resources’ participation in the Great Days of Service will focus on preserving and protecting the Lower Yellow Watershed in Snellville.  Volunteers will help with activities such as removing litter and participating in a Storm Drain Stenciling Program.

Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm   Location: Meeting at Anderson-Livsey Elementary, Snellville

This Watershed Cleanup is coordinated by Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful (GC&B) and the Department of Water Resources.  Registration is through GC&B’s website and pre-registration is recommended.  Click here to register for this event.  

Not sure what to expect at a Watershed Cleanup Event?  Check out our video from the 2016 Great Days of Service here.

Open House

October 28 - Yellow River Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Open House

“Trick or Treatment” will be the theme of the 2017 Yellow River WRF Open House. At this Open House you will learn about the County’s water treatment process during a fun-filled family –friendly day.  Activities include games, giveaways, pumpkin decorating, free food, and a tour of one of Gwinnett’s innovative water reclamation facilities.

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm  Location: Yellow River Water Reclamation Facility,  858 Tom Smith Rd SW, Lilburn, GA 30047


Be sure to join us for the last workshop of 2017.

November 9 - Cooking to Protect Water Quality Workshop

No one likes to hear that a sewer spill has happened – especially if it’s near a creek or stream.  But did you know that there is something you can do – in your home – to help reduce the instances of sewer spills?  At this workshop you will learn how everyday activities in the kitchen can impact surface water quality.  We’ll be talking specifically about one that we all have control over: FOG.  FOG stands for Fats, Oils, and Grease.  FOG is a major contributor to sewer overflows into surface waters, as well as backups into homes and businesses.  This workshop will cover strategies to protect your home and our environment at the same time.

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm Location: Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, Conference Room C, Lawrenceville

Pre-Registration is recommended for DWR Workshops.  Click here to register for our FREE workshops. 

Check back soon for our 2018 workshop calendar!

Other Places You Will find DWR

November 4 - Storm the Watershed
This 5K/15K trail race along the Long Branch Reservoir is presented by the Henry County Water Authority. Race day includes beautiful trails with scenic water views, and a post-race barbeque including t-shirts and giveaways!

Registration is required.  Learn more here.

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm Location: Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center, Locust Grove

November 18 - America Recycles Day

Come learn why the Department of Water Resources is interested in recycling!  This free event is sponsored by one of our Gwinnett County partners – the Recycling and Solid Waste Division. 

Residents will be able to drop off recyclables such as electronics, tires, toner/printer cartridges, paint, and paper that needs to be shredded. They will also be accepting gently used clothing and shoes to be either donated to those in need, or recycled into new products. This event will be accompanied by kid’s activities, touch-a-truck, and an opportunity to meet garbage haulers that serve Gwinnett County.

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm Location: Coolray Field, Buford