Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Great Miami River from Indian Lake to Ohio River 



Tim McLelland 
Hamilton To New Baltimore Groundwater Consortium 

Great Miami River Cleanup 2017 

The Great Miami River is a tremendous resource for fishing, boating, canoeing, and biking while sustaining a variety of wildlife in ohio. It also has an indirect affect on the citizens of Butler County since it is the main recharge for the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer which provides drinking water to several hundred thousand people throughout the region. Yet the river doesn't always get the respect it deserves, often becoming the recipient of everything from plastic bottles, dirty diapers, used tires, oil cans, cars, trucks, old water-logged furniture and more.

Once a year several businesses, conservation organizations, government agencies and hundreds of volunteers from the community gather to show their appreciation and support of the river by donating their time and cleaning it up. Communities from Middletown to the Ohio River partner to organize 13 sites along the river bank as part of an overall effort to clean the entire length from Indian Lake north of Dayton, Ohio to the Ohio River. The Indian Lake to Middletown river cleanup takes place in July.

WE CAN ALWAYS USE MORE VOLUNTEERS! It is a perfect opportunity for churches, schools, scouts, sports teams, and families to get together, make a difference and learn a few interesting things about the river and wildlife that inhabits the area. Children under the age of 14 may not be left unattended at the event.


Register Now! 

Our next river cleanup is October 28th, 2017. Garbage bags, gloves and water are supplied at every clean up site. In exchange for participating you will recieve a free t-shirt. Come "Make A Difference" by volunteering to clean up your community and environment!

Please print, sign and bring the registration form to the event, or be prepared to sign it at the event. Parents/guardians will need to sign it for those under 18 years of age

Volunteer at one of the 2017 Clean Up Sites that span all along the Great Miami River:

  • Oxford: Ruder Nature Reserve
  • City of Franklin- Carmody Park
  • Middletown- Jimco's Drive Thru/Kayak Livery/Bike Rentals
  • Middletown-Bicentennial Commons
  • Madison Township-St Rt 122 and River
  • State Route 73; East of Trenton
  • Community Park in Trenton
  • Rentschler Forest MetroPark
  • New Miami
  • Riverside Natural Area, Hamilton Ohio (2541 River Rd. Hamilton, Ohio 45015)
  • Joyce Park in Hamilton
  • The Water Reclamation Facility near Water Works Park in Fairfield
  • Heritage Park in Colerain
  • Shawnee Lookout Park in Hamilton County