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From Indian Lake to Franklin the event will be held in July.

From Middletown to the Ohio River the clean up will be held on Saturday, October 25. Please pre-register to help us have the number of shirts and scout patches at each location.

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Volunteer Fair

The first Step Forward Volunteerism Fair will take place at Theobald Hall, Berkeley Square in Hamilton on Tuesday, Sept 23 from 4 - 7 pm. Find out more about the River cleanup and learn about the many ways that you can get involved with our community. The fair even invludes seminars and a Citizen CPR class for those interested.


Lower Great Miami Cleanup

from Middletown to the Ohio River will be held on October 25, 2014. Pre-Register Online for the Southern section sites.

This year, Rentschler Forest Metropark will be a new location taking over from Woodsdale MetroPark. The dam overlook site is Hamilton will not be taking place this year due to the construction taking place in that area.

If you are bringing any minors, please have their parent/guardian complete a release form for them. Children cannot be dropped off unattended


Upper Great Miami Cleanup

Thank you to everyone that volunteered for the northern locations in 2014. If you are still interested in volunteering, sites from Middletown to the Ohio River will be holding their cleanup on October 25.

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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