March 11, 2020

Spring Litter Cleanup Set

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Get ready to fight dirty.

As in being dirty, not low blows and rabbit punches.

The Clermont Park District partners once again with the Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District for the Spring Litter Cleanup.

SLC is an annual litter clean-up event in communities across Clermont County and the East Fork Little Miami River Watershed. Volunteers of all ages are welcome.

This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, May 16.

“It is inspiring to see so many people come together each to year to protect our local parks, streams and lakes,” said Becky McClatchey, natural resources specialist with Soil & Water.

The East Fork Watershed Collaborative and the Valley View Foundation coordinate the event each year.

The EFWC formed in 2001 to help communities restore and protect the East Fork Little Miami River watershed.  The EFWC includes representatives from local government agencies, community organizations and residents.

The VVF is a grassroots, nonprofit organization whose mission is to conserve land, preserve history and share it with the Greater Cincinnati community. Valley View works on projects related to land preservation and restoration, and to support local conservation efforts and projects.

SLC sponsors include the Clermont County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, the Duke Energy Foundation and the Southern Ohio Association of Realtors. The Ohio EPA Division of Recycling and Litter Prevention provided a grant for additional assistance.

Other event partners include the Clermont Office of Environmental Quality, OSU Extension, Ohio Department of Natural Resources State Parks and Division of Watercraft, Highland SWCD, Brown SWCD, Clinton SWCD and more.

To register, click here.

Mark D. Motz is the Community Relations Manager for the Clermont County Park District. A native Cincinnatian, he has worked for more than 25 years as an award-winning journalist and public relations professional. Away from work, he enjoys photography, theater and spending time with his nine godchildren.

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