Little Miami River “Clean Sweep” and River FestivalLocal non-profit, all volunteer organizations work to protect and preserve the Little Miami River, one of America's National Wild and Scenic Rivers.
[Bellbrook, Ohio, June 8, 2019] — On Saturday, June 8, the all-volunteer organization, Little Miami River Kleeners are organizing a “Clean Sweep” – volunteers from across the Miami Valley will come together to walk and canoe in an effort to clean up the Little Miami River Watershed, designated as an American National and Scenic River – one of three in the state of Ohio.
The cleanup will take place from as far north as John Bryan State Park in Clark County, continue through Greene County, and end at Caesar’s Creek in northern Warren County.
The mission of the all-volunteer, grass-roots conservationist group, organized by Hope Taft, aims to “enhance the quality of life on the private and public lands along the Little Miami River by promoting the protection of the Little Miami River, stimulating the public interest in the Little Miami River, and encouraging the preservation of the heritage, cleanup and restoration of the Little Miami River.”
Following the clean-up effort, volunteers and community members alike are invited to join in the festivities at Bellbrock Park, in downtown Bellbrook, for the River Festival, from noon to 3:00 pm. The River festival, in partnership with Bellbrook Sugarcreek Park District, will feature information from local conservation groups, live music, a free catered picnic lunch, provided by Fresh Thyme, raffles and prizes. Donations are welcome for future clean-up efforts and all proceeds will benefit the Little Miami River Kleeners organization.
For more information or to volunteer for this event, visit the Little Miami River Kleeners website, lmriverkleeners.org or the Bellbrook Sugarcreek Park District website, bellbrooksugarcreekparks.org.