Last updated: June 17. 2014 9:17PM - 236 Views
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POINT PLEASANT —The sweep is on this Saturday.

The Point Pleasant River Museum is looking for people who will spend a few hours in the morning helping clean along the river in Point Pleasant during the annual River Sweep.

The sweep is from 8 a.m. until noon. T-shirts and gloves will be given to those working and lunch will be provided.

Young people who need community service hours will be given a letter to take back to their school showing that they worked. Adults as well as youth are needed to help. Church youth groups, 4-H groups, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops are encouraged to sign up. Anyone can help and is needed.

River Sweep is an event organized by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, an interstate water pollution agency for the Ohio River Valley, along with environmental protection and natural resource agencies from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Throughout the years it has grown into one of the largest events of its kind encompassing almost 3,000 miles of shoreline from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Ill. More than 18,000 volunteers from public organizations, civic groups, recreational clubs, and the general public in six states bordering the river come together to collect more than 7,000 tons of trash and other debris from the banks of the Ohio River and tributaries.

For more information on other cleanup sites or the River Sweep, visit www.ohioriversweep.org

Please contact the Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center to put your name on the list 304-674-0144. If you are unable to sign up in advance, show up on June 21 at 8 a.m. anyway.

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