T-shirt design contest kicks off 2018 clean-up

OWENSVILLE, Ohio (Dec. 11, 2017)  – The Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the Valley View Foundation are teaming up to support the 2018 Spring Litter Clean-Up in Clermont County and the East Fork Little Miami River Watershed. The event kicks off this month with a T-shirt design contest open to all 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. 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.  2, 2018.

The Spring Litter Clean-Up will be held 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 21, 2018, 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. The event is coordinated each year by the East Fork Watershed Collaborative and Valley View Foundation.

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: Jenna Bellonby, a student at Milford High School, won the 2017 T-shirt contest with her “Let’s Fight Dirty” poster.  From left, Warren Walker, Duke Energy; John McManus, SWCD; Mark Calitri, CVB; teacher Chris Luessen; Jenna Bellonby, Carrie McIntosh-Owens, Southern Ohio Association of Realtors; Commissioners David Painter, Ed Humphrey.