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Ohio River Sweep set for Saturday in Parkersburg

By JESS MANCINI

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

From left, John Reed, director of the Wood County Solid Waste Authority, and Lisa Cochran, communications coordinator for the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, hold a T-shirt volunteers will receive Saturday for working for the Ohio River Sweep. Volunteers can just show up starting around 9 a.m. at Point Park where they will be assigned an area.
(News and Sentinel photo by Jess Mancini)

PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Many hands will make for light work Saturday during the annual Ohio River Sweep.

Volunteers will assemble around 9 a.m. Saturday at Point Park where organizers will dispatch them to locations in the area to remove trash from the riverbank.

“We really want this to be a community event,” said Lisa Cochran, communications coordinator for the Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission, the six-state anti-pollution agency representing West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.

Read the entire article: http://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/local-news/2018/06/ohio-river-sweep-set-for-saturday-in-parkersburg/

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