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From Indian Lake to Franklin, depending upon the location the event will be held July 21 -22, 2017. 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 28, 2017. More info will be posted on our locations page closer to the time.

Main Event Sponsors

Major Sponsors



Upper Section of the Clean Sweep of the Great Miami River

From Indian Lake to Franklin
July 21-29, 2017

Please check with your site coordinator if canoes/kayaks were planned as a part of your cleanup. Due to high water conditions there may be a change at your location. See locations page for their contact info.

There are many locations where you can help us clean up the Great Miami River. Please visit our locations page to see who the site coordinator is for each location. Some sites are cleaned by walking the river bamk, others are cleaned from canoes/kayaks.

Thank you to the over 430 volunteers who helped to clean many miles of the Great Miami River in 2016. Their hard work removed 17.3 tons of garbage along with 228 tires from the river.

Photos of 2016 event

Video of event from Protecting our Waterways.

Photo Gallery from 2014 Cleanup near the Taylorsville Dam


Lower Section of the Clean Sweep of the Great Miami River

From Franklin to the Ohio River
Oct 28, 2017

Thank you to the 443 volunteers that joined us on October 22, 2016. We collected almost 10 tons of garbage and 262 tires.

2016 Photos

Photos from Oct 25, 2015 Middletown to the Ohio River

2014 Photo Gallery


Northern cleanup 2013

What is the Clean Sweep of the Great Miami?

TheClean Sweep 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?

This river cleanup p 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?

Participation 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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