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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.

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CLEAN UP RESULTS

The Great Miami River Clean Up has been taking place for several years. It started in the northern sections of the watershed and was then taken on by addditional partners to now encompass the entire length of the river. Over the years many tons of garbage have been collected. Here are the results from each year's event. in the southern section (from Middletown to the Ohio River)

2016

Indian Lake to Franklin Results

  • Tons:17.3 tons of garbage with includes 228 tires
  • Volunteers: 422
  • Anyone lose a safe!?! A small personal safe was found along with soggy, destroyed contents. It's amazing the things you find during a river cleanup!

Middletown to the Ohio River Results

  • Tons:9.77 tons of garbage with includes 262 tires
  • Volunteers: 443
  • TVs apparently were the thing to dispose of illegaly in 2016. We found several inclduing some huge ones. Spiderman apparently looked a little rough after a swim in the river. See photos

2015

Indian Lake to Franklin Results

  • Cancelled due to flooding

Middletown to the Ohio River Results

  • Garbage:. 11.77 tons and 67 tires.
  • Volunteers: Over 440

2014

Middletown to the Ohio River Results

  • Garbage:. Over 6 tons of garbage with over 9 tons of tires
  • Volunteers: Over 300
  • Weird items: a 1 ton tractor tire

Indian Lake to Franklin Results

  • Tons:16.17 tons of garbage with includes 437 tires
  • Volunteers: 652

2013

Middletown to the Ohio River Results

  • Tons:. 4.62 tons of trash with 6.63 tons of tires
  • Volunteers: 263

Indian Lake to Franklin Results

  • Tons:8.5 with 220 tires.
  • Volunteers: 569
  • Weird items: Concrete statues, lingerie, wings from a model plane, half a portalet, and a 11" bass that jumped into the boat!

2012

Middletown to the Ohio River Results

  • Tons:. 13.88 with 3.97 tons of tires
  • Volunteers: 311
  • Weird items:

Indian Lake to Franklin Results

  • Tons:16.7 with 401 tires.
  • Volunteers:
  • Weird items: Bike gear with pedals and chain, but no bike; male enhancing pump; cash register; and purse with credit cards.
  • Due to the amount, and type, of trash picked up at Sydney, theShelby Co.Sheriff's Dept. is now investigating. A group cleaning from Quincy to the south edge of Sidney discovered and removed 3,000 pounds of items from the area of Custenborder Field to Roadside Park. The Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in finding people responsible for trash dumping. Anyone with information is asked to call (937) 498-1111 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at (937) 492-8477

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2011

Middletown to the Ohio River Results

  • Tons: 4.1 and 2.48 tons of tires. This year 3 of the sites were closed due to flooding.
  • Volunteers: 305
  • Weird items: Huge tractor tire and a child's bike that was in great shape. Enough furniture to fill your home including a sofa and couch, or build your home with shingles and drywall. Also some ugly Chirstmas and Halloween decorations.

Indian Lake to Franklin Results

  • Tons: 12.9 with 249 tires
  • Volunteers: 464
  • Weird Items: Loaded 9mm gun!.
  • River Miles: 33

2010

Middletown to the Ohio River Results

  • Tons: 10.6
  • Volunteers: 230 which was pretty amazing onsidering the heavy rain
  • Weird Items: Stage coach suspension and over 940 lbs of scrap iron from rail road spikes, clamps, and plates.

Indian Lake to Franklin Results

  • Tons: 20.7 with 221 tires
  • Volunteers: 450
  • Weird Items: 2000 Adena infant skull. Impression on the forehead from the binding structure. Buried canoe from 1965. Lingerie!
  • River Miles: 75.5

Middletown to the Ohio River Results 2009

  • Tons: approx 8, including over 350 tires
  • Volunteers: 262
  • Weird Items: Prosthetic leg, container of chemicals that was sent away for testing, mannequin

Middletown to the Ohio River Results 2008

  • Tons: 9.375, including 352 tires
  • Volunteers: 389
  • Weird Items:Frankenstein mask, time capsule, bowling ball, and homemade track and field hurdles. Several of the sites were overwhelmed by the amount of roofing shingles that had been dumped in the river.

Middletown to the Ohio River Results 2009

  • Tons: 8 with about 500 tires
  • Volunteers: 237
  • Weird Items: car axel and interior door panels- where's the rest of the car?

 

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