The Delaware General Health District’s “Keep Delaware County Beautiful” program is seeking volunteers to help pick trash out of two separate rivers – the Olentangy River on Aug. 27 and the Scioto River on Sept. 24.
On Saturday Aug. 27, volunteers will meet at Blue Limestone Park’s lower shelter to assist in cleaning up the Olentangy Watershed from 9 to 11 a.m. Deadline to register is Aug. 25. Equipment is provided. Volunteers are asked to wear appropriate shoes.
The Scioto River sweep will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at Bellpoint United Methodist Church on State Route 257. Volunteers will clean up riverbanks on foot and the river channel in canoes. Equipment will be provided, along with transportation to and from launch and pickup sites, as well as a free picnic lunch. Canoes will also be provided. Volunteers who own canoes may bring them.
All volunteers younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Funding for the Olentangy Watershed cleanup is provided by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Additional funding is provided by Central Ohio Contractors, the DKMM Solid Waste District and the city of Delaware.
Support and assistance for the Scioto River sweep is provided by the Scioto River Valley Federation, Central Ohio Contractors, Preservation Parks of Delaware County, Scioto Township, Delaware County, the DKMM Solid Waste District, the Ohio EPA and Pepsi.
To register, contact Keep Delaware County Beautiful coordinator Jenifer Way-Young at 740-368-1700 or at [email protected]
Information for this story was provided by the Delaware General Health District.