Ohio River Sweep is June 16

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Saturday, June 16, 2018   (weather permitting)
Ohio River Sweep
8 a.m.-Noon
Fort Massac Visitor Center, 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis

Since 1989, this award-winning cleanup for the Ohio River and its tributaries brings thousands of volunteers to the riverbanks to remove tons of trash and debris. 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.

The Ohio 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.

Volunteers are needed to clean up the river bank of the Ohio River by removing trash and debris. Other areas in Massac County included in this project are riverfronts in Brookport and Joppa. Wear clothes that can get dirty and closed toe shoes. Trash bags are provided and each volunteer will receive a free T-shirt. An on-site coordinator will be present.

Contatct Chris McGinnis at 618-524-4712 to say that you plan to volunteer. Download a waiver PDF form and bring to the cleanup. Volunteers may also call 800-359-3977 for more information.   Website