Help Clean Up During Ohio River Sweep Saturday
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - Saturday morning, June 15, thousands of volunteers will gather from Pittsburgh, PA, to Cairo, IL, to help pick up tons of trash and litter in the annual Ohio River Sweep.

The multi-state cleanup is organized by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, the water pollution control agency for the Ohio River. 
Locally, there will be more than a dozen locations where volunteers will gather. In Paducah, crews will begin at the foot of Broadway downtown, and at the new boat ramp at 6th and Burnett.

Elsewhere in western Kentucky, go to the Smithland waterfront; and in Ballard County at the Wickliffe waterfront, the port of Wickliffe property, and at Fort Jefferson.

In southern Illinois, crews will gather at Fort Massac State Park; the Brookport, Joppa and Golconda riverfronts; Fort Defiance State Park; Old Shawneetown city park; Rosiclaire city park; Fisherman's Bluff at Olmsted; and the Elizabethtown riverfront.

Visit and then contact your local coordinator (see link below). Trash bags are provided and each volunteer will receive a free T-shirt. 

Most volunteer teams will work until around noon.


On the Net:

Ohio River Sweep website - volunteer locations

Published 02:53 AM, Sunday Jun. 09, 2019
Updated 06:08 PM, Sunday Jun. 09, 2019

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