March 2, 2018

Spring Litter Clean-Up Set For April 21

Leah Decatur’s Winning Design

Clermont SWCD and the Valley View Foundation are pleased to present this year’s winner of the 2018 Spring Litter Clean-Up T-shirt Design Contest, Leah Decatur, an 11th grader from CNE High School!  This year’s contest was sponsored by the Duke Energy Foundation, the Southern Ohio Association of Realtors, and the Clermont County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.  Ms. Decatur will receive a $100 cash prize for her winning design and an additional $100 cash prize will be awarded to the CNE school art department. Leah will be presented her award at the March 21 county commissioner meeting.

The other grade-level winners and all the artwork submitted by local students can be viewed on the event website:  www.springlittercleanup.com.

This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. – noon at various locations across Clermont County and the East Fork Little Miami River Watershed.

Volunteers are needed!  You can register individually, organize a school/scout group, or bring some neighborhood friends, to participate in this fun, worthwhile event!  Protective gloves and trash bags will be provided.  All volunteers will be given a picnic lunch and event t-shirt as a thank you for helping out.  Watch our website for locations and to register at: www.springlittercleanup.com, which will be available shortly.

We’d like to extend a big thank you to our event partners: Clermont Office of Environmental Quality, Clermont County Park District, Ohio Department of Natural Resources-State Parks, US Army Corp of Engineers, and Valley View Foundation.

June 5, 2017

Another Successful Year Fighting Dirty

The East Fork Watershed Collaborative and Valley View Foundation are pleased to report that the 2017 Spring Litter Clean-Up for Clermont County and the East Fork Little Miami River Watershed was a great success!  The event drew over 540 volunteers to clean up 14 sites and over 7 miles of riverbank and lake shoreline!  Volunteers collectively cleared nearly 3.5 tons of trash from our streams, lakes and parkland areas.

We truly appreciate the support from our event sponsors, including the Clermont County Visitors Bureau, Duke Energy Foundation, the Southern Ohio Association of Realtors, the Buckeye United Fly Fishers and Lykins Energy Solutions!

Thank you also to our partnering agencies and organizations, including the Clermont County Office of Environmental Quality, Clermont County Park District, Ohio State University Extension, Ohio     Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) – Division of Parks – Division of Watercraft, Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), Highland SWCD, Harsha Lake U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and the East Fork Watershed Collaborative.

We also want to salute our active communities and partners for their commitment to this event!   Village of Amelia  *  City of Milford * Village of Williamsburg  *  Village of Owensville  *  Village of Bethel  *  Pierce Township *  Milford Junior High School  *  Lynchburg Middle School  *  New Richmond  * Clermont Co. Juvenile Corrections *  Buckeye United Fly Fishers  *  Village of Felicity  *  Miami Township