VOLUNTEERS CLEANING UP OHIO WATERWAYS |
COLUMBUS, OH - Hundreds of volunteers will soon take to waterways
across the state to help make Ohio's streams cleaner, according to the Ohio
Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
Each year from April through October on selected Ohio streams and
rivers, volunteers donate thousands of hours to the state's Waterway Sweep
and Adopt-A-Waterway programs, funded by the ODNR Division of Recycling &
Litter Prevention and administered by the ODNR Division of Watercraft.
"These local waterway cleanup projects provide a great public
service for local communities throughout the state," said Myron DeBrosse,
Waterways Sweep and Adopt-A-Waterway program coordinator for the ODNR
Division of Watercraft.
Last year, 17,000 volunteer hours removed more than 28,000 pounds of
trash and 12,881 bags of trash from 300 miles of inland streams.
Upcoming Waterways Sweep events include:
April 22, Alum Creek, Friends of Alum Creek
May 10-17, National River Cleanup Week, City of Columbus
May 10, Hellbranch Run in Franklin County, Darby Creek Association
May 10, Rush Run in Franklin County, Friends of the Lower Olentangy
May 10, Big Walnut Creek in Franklin County, Friends of Big Walnut
May 10, Three Creeks Parks in Franklin County, Keep Franklin County
May 17, Adena Brook in Franklin County, Adena Brook Association
May 17, O'Shaugnessy Reservoir, City of Columbus
May 18, Tuscarawas River in Tuscarawas County, Tuscarawas River