Take Action: 2016 River Sweeps!

If you love hands-on action opportunities to improve our waterways, and can’t participate in the Mammoth Green River Cleanup this weekend, there’s plenty of additional options around the state coming up on June 18th.

  • Ohio River Sweep, June 18th, times and locations vary.  “The Ohio River Sweep encompasses the entire length of the river, from its origin in Pittsburgh, PA to its end in Cairo, IL, including nearly 3,000 miles of shoreline and many tributaries.  River Sweep is an event organized by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, an interstate water pollution agency for the Ohio River Valley, along with environmental protection and natural resource agencies from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.”  For more information, see the link above, especially the “Where to volunteer” link to see the closest scheduled clean-up locations near you.

  • Kentucky River Clean Sweep, June 18th, 8:30-1:30 at Clays Ferry Boat Dock. “The Kentucky River Clean Sweep is a volunteer effort to clean up the 12-mile piece of the Kentucky River that touches Fayette County. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the river all morning. Breakfast, lunch and t-shirts will be provided for volunteers.”  Register online ahead of time.

There’s a lot of trash on the land and in our waterways, so take some time out to help clean up what others throw out!