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.