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From Indian Lake to Franklin the event will be held in July. More details will be posted on our locations page closer to the time.

From Middletown to the Ohio River the clean up will be held on October 22, 2016. More info will be posted on our locations page closer to the time.

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Thank you to the 800 volunteres who participated in this event all along theGreat Miami River during 2015. Planning is under way for the 2016 cleanups, and more info will be posted when it is available

Lower Great Miami Cleanup

Saturday, October 22, 2016
From Franklin to the Ohio River

Photos from Oct 25, 2015 Middletown to the Ohio River


Upper Great Miami Cleanup

July 2016

Photo Gallery from 2014 Cleanup near the Taylorsville Dam

Northern cleanup 2013


What is the Great Miami River Clean Up?

The Great Miami River Cleanup is a volunteer event focused on removing trash and restoring the health of the Great Miami River. This cleanup is an annual event coordinated by many partners and held in November in the lower region of the river and in July in the upper reaches.

Why is it Important?

The Great Miami River Cleanup is about much more than picking up trash. It’s a day for communities to demonstrate their desire for clean water and healthy rivers. It’s an opportunity to learn about our river, and it’s a time to come together with your families, your neighbors, your community, and your friends to accomplish something vital and worthy on behalf of our Great Miami River.

How can you participate?

Participating in the Great Miami River Cleanup is easy! Select a location near you to find out more site specific info including times, exact location, and contact person..

It is recommended for groups to pre-register to make sure we have enough t-shirts and scout patches. A volunteer waiver must be signed by all participants (by parents/guardians for minors). This can either be signed at the event, or you can print them and bring them with you to the event. In addition, children under 14 years of age cannot be left unsepervised.

If you don’t see a cleanup near you and want to get one started, call Lynn White at (513) 887-3720 for assistance.

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