Friday, January 12, 2018

ORSANCO Receives National Recognition As American Rivers Cleanup Champion

The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission 2017 Ohio River Sweep was recently honored by American Rivers as a National Rivers Cleanup Champion and place first in three categories--
-- Most Pounds Of Trash Collected - 1 million
-- Most Miles Cleaned - 3,000 miles
-- Most Volunteers Mobilized - 8,000
Every year the Ohio River Sweep brings together thousands of volunteers to remove tons of trash and debris from river and streambanks from its origin in Western Pennsylvania to its end in Cairo, Illinois.
In 2017 there cleanups in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties in Pennsylvania.
The 2018 Ohio River Sweep will be held on June 16.
(Photo: Poster by Nick Boczek, 4th Grade Student, Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Florence, KY.)
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