HENDERSON, Ky. -- Henderson County Recycling & Solid Waste will host the local site for the 2018 Ohio River Sweep on Saturday, June 16.
The Ohio River Sweep is a riverbank cleanup that extends the entire length of the Ohio River and many of its tributaries. Last year, thousands of volunteers removed litter, especially plastics, from the Ohio River before those plastics could reach the ocean. This is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states.
Volunteers are needed and can meet at Hays Boat Ramp from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Volunteers should wear clothes that can get dirty and closed toe shoes. Trash bags and a limited number of gloves are provided. Each volunteer will receive a free T-shirt.
“It’s important to clean up our river banks to beautify while also bringing awareness to littering along our water ways.” said Nancy Watkins, Henderson County’s Recycling & Solid Waste Coordinator.
The Ohio River Sweep is coordinated by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) and other state and environmental agencies from Pennsylvania to Illinois.