2021 Ohio River Sweep Statistics

During 2021, the Ohio River Sweep responded to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and creatively redesigned the Ohio River Sweep with many small events in multiple locations in the Ohio River Watershed. These River Sweep events provided an opportunity for small groups to make a big impact on waterways in their community.

In 2021:

  • 150 Mini-Sweeps were hosted in five states – 6 times greater than the cleanups held in 2020!
  • 1,500 people attended a River Sweep event.
  • 50,000 pounds of litter were collected (estimated weight).

All Ohio River Sweep statistics are approximate and subject to update.