An initiative that’s improved the health and beauty of local waterways for more than 15 years continues to make a remarkable impact. On Saturday, Renew Our Rivers cleanup campaign partnered with volunteers from across Calhoun County and some volunteers from St.Clair County to remove trash from Neely Henry Lake. Renew Our Rivers began with one Alabama Power employee who had a vision to improve the health and beauty of the Coosa River near Plant Gadsden where he worked. Now, thousands of volunteers are helping spread the news about keeping our watershed clean. Two volunteers – James Ivey and Willie Crook say it’s important to continue the conservation stewardship campaign in local communities and even in cities across the state. Saturday’s clean up collected trash from four locations. With humble beginnings at the generating plants and lakes managed by Alabama Power, volunteers have spread Renew Our Rivers up rivers and tributaries, creating more than 30 different cleanups.