River Sweep a Success

Our first River Sweep on May 21 was a big success. Our group of volunteers, which included a large number of Scouts, pulled 960 pounds of trash from the Tuscarawas River and its banks! The most common item? Water bottles. It’s a reminder that 8,000 tons of plastic bottles are littered in our Ohio rivers every year. Also, twenty Scouts earned Soil & Water Conservation Merit Badge that day.

Here are some photos from that day:

River Sweep 1
River Sweep 2
River Sweep 3
River Sweep 4

The Bargain Hunter ran the following article on this project:

Tuscazoar, Rural Action join forces for cleanup | The Bargain Hunter >