OWENSVILLE, Ohio (Nov. 4, 2015) – The Southern Ohio Association of Realtors (SOAR) and Clermont County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB) are teaming up with the Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District and its partners to kick off the annual Spring Litter Clean-Up event with a T-shirt design contest for local K-12 students.
Any K-12 student attending a school located in Clermont County, or within the East Fork watershed, may register to compete. Home-schooled students living within the county and/or watershed are also invited to participate. 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. With sponsorship from SOAR and the CVB, the grand prize winner will be awarded $100, with an additional $100 going to the school’s art department of the winning student. There will also be 13 grade level awards given at $25 each.
“SOAR is excited to support this worthwhile community event and do its part to protect the natural resources that make our region unique,” says Carrie McIntosh-Owens, SOAR’s Board President. “Our local realtors take pride in the communities in which they work and live, and this allows them the opportunity to give back.”
The Spring Litter Clean-Up will be held 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 23, 2016, 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.
(Photo: Micha Brumbaugh of New Richmond High School won the T-shirt design contest last year.)