Volunteers wanted for Ohio River Sweep on May 14

BATAVIA, OH – Clermont County-area volunteers are needed to help with the region’s portion of the 3,000-mile Ohio River Sweep litter cleanup, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, May 14.

Local volunteers, please report to:

Wear clothes that can get dirty and closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle. Dress for the weather! Organizers will provide trash bags and a limited number of gloves. Each volunteer will receive a free T-shirt.

Contact Penny at Ohioriversweep@gmail.com to register or for more information.

The ORSANCO Ohio River Sweep is the annual, volunteer cleanup that extends the entire 3,000 miles of the Ohio River. Volunteers from the six states, which border the Ohio River, remove litter at multiple locations along the Ohio River and many of its tributaries. Ohio River Sweep is coordinated locally by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) and other local partners such as the Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District, Valley View Foundation, and the villages of Moscow and New Richmond.

The volunteers for the Ohio River Sweep have made tremendous progress cleaning the Ohio River. Yet, litter continues to be a global problem. Volunteers make a positive impact in the entire Ohio River Basin by participating in the Ohio River Sweep.

“Rivers and streams provide 65 percent of our nation’s drinking water and 88 percent of Cincinnati’s drinking water,” said Penny Greenler, Clermont Country River Sweep coordinator. “By participating in the River Sweep cleanup effort with others in your community, you can help make your Ohio River a safer, healthier place for wildlife and people.”