Earth Day was celebrated throughout Clermont County with the Clean and Green Program. Clermont 20/20 sponsored the Clean and Green Spring Litter Pickup in Amelia, Batavia Township, Bethel, Goshen, Milford, New Richmond, Owensville, Union Township, Williamsburg and Withamsville on Saturday, April 18. The event will be held 9 a.m. – noon. Saturday, April 25, in Felicity and from 9 – 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at Point Pleasant.
“We had 626 volunteers collect more than 1,000 bags of litter on April 18,” said Becky Ploucha, coordinator for the Clean and Green Program. ”We won’t have a grand total until the events are held in Felicity and Point Pleasant on April 25, but we have had tremendous support this year. Recyclables were separated from the rest of the litter and will be recycled appropriately.”
More than 45 people signed up in Bethel at Burke Park to participate in the event and organizer Travis Dotson was manning a grill filled with hot dogs to serve those who helped.