Ohio River Sweep in need of volunteers


Staff Report



Shown is the Riverfront Park in Point Pleasant, where volunteers will meet to begin their day of River Sweep.


Morgan McKinniss/OVP

OHIO VALLEY — Volunteers are needed for the annual Ohio River Sweep in Point Pleasant, W.Va. on Saturday, June 17.

The staff at the Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center are recruiting volunteers for a few hours of their time June 17 to clean along the riverbanks. Specifically, the volunteers will clean litter along the West Virginia shoreline from the mouth of the Kanawha River, northward for about three hours, beginning at 8:30 a.m. that day. Amherst Madison and American Electric Power will provide boats and a barge to pick up the trash bags along the riverbank.

Volunteers will be given Ohio River Sweep t-shirts and gloves will be furnished to those working. Lunch will be provided. All volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes.

This is a good time for young people who need community service hours for their school to get their service time in, according to organizers. Adults as well as youth are needed to help. Anyone can help and is needed.

Contact the Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center at 304-674-0144 to volunteer. If unable to sign up in advance, meet at the Point Pleasant River Front Park at 8 a.m., June 17 to register, sign the waiver of liability and receive your work assignment.

Shown is the Riverfront Park in Point Pleasant, where volunteers will meet to begin their day of River Sweep.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/06/web1_thumbnail_20170502_140850201767105719525.jpgShown is the Riverfront Park in Point Pleasant, where volunteers will meet to begin their day of River Sweep. Morgan McKinniss/OVP

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