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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            

January 17, 2018 | ORSANCO |


Contact: Lisa Cochran

Communications Coordinator




Save the Date: Ohio River Sweep 2018 

The annual Ohio River Sweep has been scheduled for Saturday, June 16, 2018, along the shorelines of the Ohio River and many of its tributaries.  The Ohio River Sweep is a volunteer, riverbank cleanup that extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond.  This is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states.

Volunteers are needed for this massive event. Each volunteer will receive a free T-shirt.
"Litter, especially plastics, in our rivers and ocean is a significant problem. The Sweep is a critical event to remove plastics from our rivers before they enter the ocean. Please consider adding this event to your calendar!" said Lisa Cochran, Program Manager. 

People who want to volunteer for this event can visit the website  OhioRiverSweep.org  for more details.  Locations will be posted in early spring.
The Ohio River Sweep is sponsored by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) and other environmental agencies from Pennsylvania to Illinois.  ORSANCO is the water pollution control agency for the Ohio River.
For further information about the Ohio River Sweep, contact Lisa Cochran at 1-800-359-3977 or visit  OhioRiverSweep.org.

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