How to Volunteer for Ohio River Sweep
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Ohio River Sweep has introduced a multiple day River Sweep format in many locations and dates throughout the Ohio River Watershed. Multiple events provide an opportunity for small groups to make a big impact on waterways in their community. Participants choose the date and location of their cleanup and the Ohio River Sweep provides support and supplies to hold a socially-distanced event. River Sweep events may occur anytime between March 1 and October 31.
Cleanups should be conducted in small groups and allow for social-distancing practices. They must be conducted in compliance with current state and local COVID-19 mandates. Coordinators will need to:
- Select a Date
- Select a Location (local parks are often great spots to clean!)
- Arrange Trash Disposal (call your local garbage service provider if you have more trash than you can safely carry out yourself)
- Recruit Volunteers
- Request Supplies
- Sign the Waiver
- Attend your River Sweep
- Send a post River Sweep Report
If you are interested in organizing a River Sweep cleanup, contact Nick Callahan at 513-231-7719 ext. 102.