Great Miami River
Clean Sweep of the Great Miami River
Since 2005, Miami SWCD has been one of the lead coordinators for this large, yearly effort that has inspired thousands of volunteers to help remove hundreds of tons of trash from the Great Miami River Watershed. Provided with gloves, trash bags, grabbers and a safety talk, volunteers may canoe or walk along designated sections and collect trash that has found its way to the river and are thanked for their efforts with a t-shirt and lunch at the end of the day. The Northern Section effort (Indian Lake to Miamisburg) usually takes place the third Friday of July and the Southern Section (Miamisburg to the Ohio River) usually takes place on the third Saturday in September. A website relaying more information and photos can be found at www.cleansweepofthegreatmiamiriver.org.
A yearly educational float taking place early to mid-June, planned in partnership with Darke SWCD and Miami County Park District, usually launching from Darke County and taking out in Miami County. When registering, $5 is requested to cover the cost of lunch.
Clean Up Events
Clean up events are usually planned mid to late-June on the Stillwater River, subject to weather and river conditions. We provide lunch for the volunteers along with gloves, grabbers and trash bags.