Volunteers collect 150 bags of litter

–From Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District

The 2021 annual litter clean-up event was held throughout the month of June, with a combination of in-person clean-ups at six various sites across Clermont County and the East Fork Little Miami River watershed, along with Do-It-Yourself options for volunteers who prefer to focus on areas closer to home.

About 165 volunteers participated and collected a combined 150 bags of trash. The Summer Litter Cleanup event is coordinated each year by the Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District and the Valley View Foundation and partially supported with a grant from Ohio EPA, Division of Recycling and Litter Prevention.

We truly appreciate the support from our event sponsor, the Southern Ohio Association of Realtors (SOAR). Thank you also to our partnering agencies and organizations, including the Clermont Office of Environmental Quality, Clermont County Park District, Clermont Office of Public Information, Ohio Department of Natural Resources—Divisions of Parks and Watercraft, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and the Friends of Stonelick State Park.

For the second year in a row Ellie Arkus, an 11th grade student at New Richmond High School, was the winner of the student design contest which is sponsored by SOAR to promote litter awareness and prevention in K-12th grade schools. Ellie’s design was selected from over 120 entries.

For more information, contact the Clermont Soil andWater Conservation District at 513.732.7075.

See photos here