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

We have another river sweep planned for the fall. Watch for an announcement once the date is finalized. We hope to see you there!

The Bargain Hunter ran the following article on this project:

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