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From Indian Lake to Franklin the event will be held July 10, 17, 18, or 25, 2015. Please check our locations page for the date of a location near you.

From Middletown to the Ohio River the clean up will be held on October 24, 2015. Please pre-register to help us have the number of shirts and scout patches at each location. There is also a release form that each volunteer needs to complete (parents or guardian signature for those under 18 years old).

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Lower Great Miami Cleanup

Saturday, October 24, 2015
From Franklin to the Ohio River

  • Please Register online for the cleanup on Saturday, October 24 from 9 am - 12 noon.
  • 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.
  • Locations: We have a few new sites this year, including the option to get out on the river in Middletown to cleanup in a canoe/kayak. New locations are at Carmody Park in Franklin, Jiimco's Kayak Livery in in Middletown and at RiverEdge Ampitheater and also the Bike Path at Canal Rd in Hamilton. Please note that the dam overlook and Combs Park in Hamilton are not cleanup locations this year.
  • Boy / Girl Scouts - we have some awseome new patches this year, so remember to encourage your group to sign up.
  • Photos from Oct 25, 2015 Middletown to the Ohio River


Upper Great Miami Cleanup

Many of the sites were underwater for the 2015 river sweep. Thank you to the volunteers that made it out to the few sites where it was safe enough to venture out.

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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