The Ohio River Channel
A Periodic Update from the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission
October 2017

Ohio River Basin Alliance - New Partnerships!
The Ohio River Basin Alliance (ORBA) has entered into a strategic agreement with ORSANCO, the Foundation for Ohio River Education (FORE), and Thomas More College that will provide leverage, influence, and funding opportunities for regional initiatives designed to address resource issues throughout the Ohio River Basin. To read more about this exciting partnership for the Ohio River, check out the new press release on ORSANCO's website at .

Poster Contest Now Accepting Entries
The Ohio River Sweep is an annual, volunteer cleanup held to create awareness of water quality problems caused by litter and illegal dumping. The Poster Contest, held in conjunction with the Ohio River Sweep, is one way to spread the word about litter prevention. Posters submitted for the contest should reflect this goal and focus on encouraging volunteer participation.

The Poster Contest is open to students (public and private,    
K-12) living in or attending schools in counties bordering the
Ohio River or counties participating in the Ohio River Sweep.
Deadline for the Poster Contest is  December 15, 2017
Click here for more information about the Poster Contest and
to view an online entry form.


Ohio River Fish - Wrapping Up their 2017 Tour
ORSANCO's Life Below the Waterline mobile aquarium is wrapping up its 2017 touring season. This year, the aquarium was showcased at 12 events in 4 states, reaching thousands of visitors. The final tour tour date for 2017 will be on October 28th. Visit the Life Below the Waterline schedule on ORSANCO's website to find out where!

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