ORANSCO’s Ohio River Sweep 2020, the annual volunteer cleanup that extends along the entire river, has been postponed until Saturday August 15 from 9 am to noon. As of now, the event includes cleanups in New Richmond, Neville and Moscow. (Note: ORANSCO is the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission.)
“This is a great volunteering opportunity to give back to communities and create a healthier environment for people and wildlife along the fabulous Ohio River,” said Penny Greenler, Clermont County coordinator volunteers receive gloves, trash bags and t-shirts supplied by sponsors.
More details about the event will be posted as they are available.
If you have an interest in learning more about the water quality in a nearby stream, you may want to consider becoming a volunteer water quality monitor. The Saturday Stream Snapshot (SSS) is a volunteer program run by Greenacres Foundation that researches the health of the Little Miami River watershed. Saturday Stream Snapshot takes place on the second Saturday of each month from March-November (11 am – 2 pm).
Volunteers are able to participate by collecting water samples from sites along the Little Miami or any of its tributaries and/or performing water quality analysis at the Water Quality Education Center in Milford. No previous water testing or lab experience is needed to participate! To learn more about the SSS program, please contact Emily Pickett at firstname.lastname@example.org or (513) 370-3662.