OHIO RIVER SWEEP
SINCE 1989, THIS AWARD WINNING CLEANUP FOR THE OHIO RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES BRINGS HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS TO THE RIVERBANKS TO COLLECT TONS OF TRASH AND DEBRIS!
Occurring annually in June, River Sweep is an event organized by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO), 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. It 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.
Tips for Volunteers:
1. Dress appropriately: conditions are often muddy.
2. Wear good, sturdy shoes: the terrain is uneven.
3. A light breakfast and lunch, gloves, and trash bags will be provided.