Rivers A Little Cleaner Thanks To Volunteer Efforts

By
Bethany Venable
WOUB Staff Writer

Dateline
Updated Mon, Jun 18, 2012 8:04 am

Volunteers in the Parkersburg area weren't afraid to get a little dirty at the Ohio River Sweep Saturday.

The clean-up effort happens every year up and down the Ohio River bank. 
 
This year more than 100 people started at Point Park and worked their way up bank gathering trash.
 
Dupont Washington Works has sponsored the sweep for 15 years. 
 
Representatives say this clean up is important for the river and the community.
 
The Parkersburg Yacht Club volunteered boats in the cleanup and some local boy scouts gave their time.
 
Organizers say there wasn't as much small trash this year, but they did come across big items like mattresses and tires.
 
The effort took place the same day volunteer crews were tackling trash and debris on the Hocking River.
 
The Friends of the Hocking River held their 32nd annual river clean up, starting at the Hocking Valley Canoe Livery in Logan, Ohio.
 
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