River Sweep date scheduled

River Sweep 2013 has been scheduled for June 15 along the shoreline of the Ohio River and its tributaries. Volunteers are needed.

River Sweep is a riverbank cleanup that extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond. More than 3,000 miles of shoreline will be combed for trash and debris. This is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states.

“We are so proud of the progress we have made cleaning up the Ohio River and some of its major tributaries but there is still work to be done,” said Jeanne Ison, project director. “The Ohio is such a great natural resource and provides so much to so many. We need your help.”

Persons wanting to volunteer for this event can call (800) 359-3977 for site locations and county coordinators in their area or visit the website at www.orsanco.org and click on River Sweep. Each volunteer will receive a free T-shirt.

The River Sweep is sponsored by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission and other state and environmental agencies from Pennsylvania to Illinois.