November 2, 2016

 T-shirt design contest kicks off 2017 clean-up

Teacher Meredith Zimmerman and Karley Wrigglesworth, who won the Spring Litter Clean-up T-shirt contest in 2016.

Teacher Meredith Zimmerman and Karley Wrigglesworth, who won the Spring Litter Clean-up T-shirt contest in 2016.

OWENSVILLE, Ohio (Nov. 2, 2016) – The Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), the Duke Energy Foundation and the Southern Ohio Association of Realtors (SOAR) are teaming up to support the 2017 Spring Litter Clean-Up in Clermont County and the East Fork  Little Miami River Watershed.  The event will kick off this month with a T-shirt design contest open to all local K-12 students.  “We’re happy to support this event and to see the unique T-shirt designs submitted by the students,” says Mark Calitri, Executive Director with the Clermont CVB.

Any K-12 student who lives in Clermont County, or within the East Fork watershed, may register to compete.  T-shirt designs should emphasize litter clean-up and prevention.  Students can review contest rules and register through the event website at: www.springlittercleanup.com.  The grand prize winner will be awarded $100, with an additional $100 going to the student’s school art department.  There will also be 13 grade level awards given at $25 each.  Designs must be submitted by Feb. 3, 2017.

The Spring Litter Clean-Up will be held 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 22, 2017, in various communities across the county and watershed.  The clean-up is a combination of two events that have proved successful for more than 20 years in Clermont County – the East Fork River Sweep and Clermont Clean & Green events.

For more information about the Spring Litter Clean-Up or the T-shirt design contest, please contact the Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District/East Fork Watershed Collaborative at 513.732.7075.

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