River Sweep

Join volunteers from six states that border the Ohio River

What will we find along the banks of the Tuscarawas River at the Mini-River Sweep this year? Find out on Saturday May 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fifty volunteers are needed. Last year we collected 975 pounds of trash.

May 20, 2023

This event will be held in partnership with Rural Action, a membership-based non-profit that helps empower communities to value and take ownership of our environment, economy and community. The Ohio River Sweep Program is an annual volunteer cleanup to remove litter from the Ohio River. Litter in our waterways is a global problem and the Ohio River Sweep addresses the problem locally. Mini-River Sweeps enable small groups to make a big impact on waterways in their community.

The general public and Scouts are invited to participate. We will transport volunteers to riverbank stations along a 1.5 mile stretch from Zoarville to Dover Dam. Volunteers will get a safety training, gloves, bags and trash tongs. Bring bug repellent. Dinner will be provided.

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If you would like to help with this event, contact the camp at 330-859-2288 or email us at info@tuscazoar.org.