Friday, June 16, 2000

Volunteers to 'sweep' riverbanks

The Cincinnati Enquirer

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

        Saturday's event, sponsored by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, is a riverbank cleanup that extends the entire length of the Ohio River.

        More than 3,000 miles of shoreline in six states will be combed for trash and debris.

        Here is a list of Ohio River River Sweep sites (in some cases, you will need to call ahead for directions):

        Boone County (8 a.m. to noon) — Big Bone Lick State Park dock; Petersburg dock; Rabbit Hash General Store. Information: 334-3600.

        Campbell County (8 a.m. to noon) — Old Coney Ramp, Ky. 8; Bellevue City Beach Park. Information: 408-0573.

        Clermont County — New Richmond, Front Street and Western Avenue, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Moscow, Second and Elizabeth streets, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Chilo, Crooked Run Nature Preserve, 521 County Park Road, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Neville, Indian Mound Campground on U.S. 52, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Information: 732-7745.

        Dearborn County (10 a.m. to early afternoon) — Tanners Creek boat ramp; Aurora riverfront. Information: (812) 537-3367.

        Hamilton County (9 a.m. to noon) — Four Seasons Marina, 4609 Kellogg Ave.; Schmidt Field, East End off Eastern Avenue; Fernbank Park, next to Fore & Aft Floating Restaurant at 7449 Forbes Road; Steamboat Bend, U.S. 52 at the bottom of Woodland Mound Park. Information: 231-7719 or (800) 359-3977.

        Kenton County — George Rogers Clark Park, Riverside Drive and Garrard Street, Covington, 8:30 a.m. to noon, information: 292-2122; foot of Adela Street in Ludlow, 8:30 a.m. to early afternoon, information: 431-2109; The former Tamsui Restaurant in Bromley, Pike Street and Steve Tanner Lane, 8:30 a.m. to early afternoon, information: 431-7434.

        Ohio County (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) — Rising Sun Riverfront Park, at First and Front streets. Information: (812) 438-4057.


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