Hundreds participate in River Sweep

Hundreds of Clermont County residents participated in Operation River Sweep June 21.

Beautiful weather greeted the volunteers as they gathered at the five county river front staging areas to participate in the annual beautification effort, which entailed picking up litter and debris from the Ohio River’s shoreline and its numerous tributaries.

For four hours on Saturday, the volunteers walked the river’s waterfront areas and picked up garbage. After receiving trash bags, safety gloves, outdoor kits, and complimentary T-shirts, the volunteers went to work in the 19th annual clean-up event.

One of those volunteers was New Richmond resident Claire Burns.