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Great Miami River Cleanup


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Clean Sweep of the Great Miami River

The Great Miami river is a tremendous resource for fishing,  boating, canoeing, and biking while sustaining a variety of wildlife in Ohio. It also has an indirect affect on the citizens of Butler County since it is the main recharge for the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer which provides drinking water to several hundred thousand people throughout the region. Yet the river doesn't always get the respect it deserves, often becoming the recipient of everything from plastic bottles, dirty diapers, used tires, oil cans, cars, trucks, old water- logged furniture and more.

Once a year several businesses, conservation organizations, government agencies and hundreds of volunteers from the community gather to show their appreciation and support of the river by donating their time and cleaning it up. Communities from Middletown to the Ohio River partner to organize 14 sites along the river bank as part of an overall effort to clean the entire length from Indian Lake north of Dayton, Ohio to the Ohio River.  The Indian Lake to Middletown river clean up takes place in July. 

WE CAN ALWAYS USE MORE VOLUNTEERS!   It is a perfect opportunity for churches, schools, scouts sports teams and families to get together, make a difference and learn a few interesting things about the river and wildlife that inhabits the area.

Our next river cleanup is October 22nd, 2016. Garbage bags, gloves and water are supplied at every cleanup site. In exchange for participating you will receive a free t-shirt. Come "Make A Difference" by volunteering to clean up your community and environment!

The 2016 cleanup sites span along the river. Volunteer at:

  • City of Franklin- Carmody Park
  • Middletown - Jimco's Drive Thru/kayak- Canoe Livery/Bike Rentals
  • Middletown - Bicentennial Commons
  • Madison Township- St Rt 122 and River
  • State Route 73; East of Trenton
  • Community Park in Trenton
  • Rentschler Forest MetroPark
  • Row America Hamilton330 N. B St (Being held on Monday October 24th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm)
  • Riverside Natural Area, Hamilton Ohio
  • Joyce Park in Hamilton
  • The Water Reclamation Facility near Water Works Park in Fairfield
  • Heritage Park in Colerain
  • Shawnee Lookout Park in Hamilton County

Registration for individuals and groups can be completed on the 2017 Great Miami River Cleanup site.

If interested in signing up, please contact:

Tim Mclelland
Ground Water Consortium Manager

Bob Lentz
Butler County Storm Water District

Lynn White
Butler Soil & Water Conservation District

Online Registration Forms

Online Registration Form for River Clean Up

The Groundwater Consortium would like to thank our sponsors for Great Miami River Cleanup

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