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The Clean Sweep is an annual volunteer event focused on removing trash and restoring the health of the Great Miami River. This 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. This cleanup is coordinated by many partners and attended by hundreds of wonderful volunteers.

2020 Dates- Some  site are heading out soon, so please check the locations page for details to to contact the site coordinator.
  • Northern Section- due to ever changing recommendations due to Covid-19, please contact the site coordinator directly to find out if and when they plan to hold their cleanup. Sites and coordinator contact info.

  • Southern Section (from Franklin to the Ohio River) will be held on October, 24, 2020.

  • Bonus Cleanup on Sept 19. Details will be posted soon, but we are planning a kayak/canoe cleanup in the Middletown area. To receive an email once we have it all figured out, please fill out this form



You can pre-register to make sure you receive a t-shirt. 

Volunteer Waiver

A waiver will need to be signed by all participants and those 18 years of age or younger will need a parent or guardian signature. You can sign a copy at the event, we provide this in case you are bringing minors that you are not the parent or guardian for.


All children under the age of 16 must have an adult with them. If you are bringing minors that you are not the parent or guardian of, make sure to bring a signed waiver for them.

Thank you to the many hundreds volunteers that joined us for the Clean Sweep events that happened in 2018.

Please see our photos page

Clean Sweep of the Great Miami River
 Tel: 513-887-3720
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