Thursday, June 15, 2017

Volunteer For ORSANCO Ohio River Sweep In Western PA June 17

Volunteers are needed for the 27th Annual River Sweep June 17 from 8 a.m. to noon to help clean up stream and riverbanks in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland Counties.
The River Sweep, an annual six-state effort to clean up litter and debris in the Ohio River watershed, is the largest organized volunteer river cleanup effort in the country. The event winds through Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and Illinois, covering more than 2,400 miles of shoreline.
“The River Sweep is a community effort that teaches the value of our waterways, teamwork and stewardship,” said Betsy Mallison, Pennsylvania River Sweep Coordinator. “Come out with the family and spend a few hours along our rivers and streams and help make a difference in our waterways.”
Volunteers are asked to wear sturdy shoes and long pants, and to bring work gloves, if available. Volunteers must sign a waiver and will receive a free River Sweep t-shirt for participating.
In Pennsylvania, the River Sweep is sponsored by the Department of Environmental Protection, the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission and a number of Pennsylvania corporate sponsors including Duquesne Light, EQT, and the Neville Chemical Company.
Click Here to contact Pennsylvania coordinators to volunteer for the cleanup.
(Photo: Poster by Nick Boczek, 4th Grade Student, Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Florence, KY.)

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