River cleanups are this weekend in 6 states along Ohio River

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Cleanup day is coming this weekend for the Ohio River as well as the Kentucky River.

River Sweep 2016 is Saturday.

For the Ohio River, the event covers the entire river, from its origin in Pittsburgh to its end in Cairo, Illinois. The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission says that includes nearly 3,000 miles of shoreline and many tributaries.

The commission is an interstate water pollution agency for the Ohio River Valley. It organizes the River Sweep, along with environmental protection and natural resource agencies from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

The commission also sponsors the Kentucky River event, along with the city of Lexington and the Kentucky River Authority.

For more information on the Ohio River event, visit http://www.orsanco.org/sweep . For the Kentucky River event, go to http://www.riversweep2016.eventbrite.com/ .


Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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