CLARKSVILLE, IN (March 10, 2023) – The Clarksville Public Works Department and the Falls of the Ohio State Park are hoping you can spare some time to make our community a better place to live. They are asking you to ‘Save the Date’ for the annual “Ohio River Sweep” scheduled for Saturday, May 20th. Area residents are asked to volunteer to collect trash along the Ohio River from 8:30am-11:30am.
The Ohio River Sweep is the annual, volunteer cleanup that extends the entire length of the Ohio River. Volunteers from the six states, which border the Ohio River, remove litter at multiple locations along 3,000 miles of the Ohio River and many of its tributaries. Since 1989, this award-winning cleanup for the Ohio River has been organized by ORSANCO and the environmental protection agencies from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. The volunteers for the Ohio River Sweep have made tremendous progress cleaning the Ohio River. Yet, litter continues to be a global problem. Volunteers make a positive impact in the entire Ohio River Basin by participating in the Ohio River Sweep.
Volunteers may begin checking-in at 8:30am on Saturday, May 20th. There will be a check-in station at the Ashland Park shelter house, and another in the parking lot of the Falls of the Ohio State Park Interpretive Center. Gloves, trash bags, bottled water and a free River Sweep tee shirt will be provided to each volunteer.