Cleaning up the river bank

Cleaning up the river bank.
Around a dozen volunteers turned out before 9 a.m. on Saturday morning at Ohio River Sweep sites in Pomeroy and Racine, with additional volunteers taking part in the cleanup at Forked Run State Park on Friday evening.
Since 1989, the 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, Pennsylvania to its end in Cairo, Illinois, 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.
In Meigs County, the Pomeroy and Racine sites are organized by the Meigs Soil and Water Conservation District.

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