Volunteers needed for Ohio River Sweep June 18

BATAVIA, Ohio (June 3, 2016) — Clermont County is looking for volunteers to help with the Ohio River Sweep, the largest river cleanup in the nation. On Saturday, June 18, thousands of volunteers from Pittsburgh, Pa., to Cairo, Ill., will do their part to clean up nearly 3,000 miles of Ohio River shoreline.

In Clermont County, volunteers can report to Chilo Lock #34 Park (rough terrain – adults or teens only); Moscow Riverfront Park, 222 Second St.;  Neville,  Indian Mound Campground; or the riverfront bandstand in New Richmond.

The event starts at 9 a.m. and ends around noon. Gloves and trash bags will be provided, and refreshments will be available after the event, with most communities hosting a cookout.  Also be sure to pick up a T-shirt.

The Ohio River Sweep will be held rain or shine but canceled if the weather or river conditions are dangerous (lightning, high flows, etc.).

Participants are asked to wear old, comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes. All volunteers will be asked to sign a waiver.  If you have questions please contact Becky Ploucha, Valley View Foundation, at ors.clermont@gmail.com or at 513-218-4094.

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