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Volunteers Needed For River Sweep

Posted On April 07, 2014

Press release from Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission

orsanco-river-sweep-kid-tire-06142013.jpg(Undated) - River Sweep 2014 is scheduled for Saturday, June 21, along the shoreline of the Ohio River and its many tributaries. Volunteers are needed for this massive event.

River Sweep is a riverbank cleanup that extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond. More than 3,000 miles of shoreline will be combed for trash and debris. This is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states.

“This year marks the 25th River Sweep. We continue to find trash along the Ohio River and its tributaries as more people use the river for recreation.” said Lisa Cochran, Project Manager. “We need your help.”

Persons who want to volunteer for this event can visit the website www.OhioRiverSweep.org to find a location near them. Trash bags are provided and each volunteer will receive a free T-shirt. Volunteers may also call 1-800-359-3977 for more information.

The River Sweep is sponsored by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) and other state and environmental agencies from Pennsylvania to Illinois. ORSANCO is the water pollution control agency for the Ohio River and its tributaries.