Sunday, June 11, 2000

Cleanup targets Ohio, tributaries




By Jim Hannah
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Volunteers from six states are preparing to gather on the banks of the Ohio River and its tributaries to participate in the 12th annual River Sweep next weekend.

        Saturday's event is a broad cleanup that in the past has resulted in the removal of everything from stolen cars to bed springs.

        “We filled up a whole Dumpster last year,” said Janie Franks, who is coordinating the cleanup in Bromley, Ky. “There were a lot of tires, lawn chairs and quite a bit of garbage.”

        More than 23,000 volunteers picked up nearly 10,000 tons of litter along the banks of the Ohio, Kentucky, Allegheny, Monongahela and Beaver rivers last year.

       



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