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Ohio River Sweep slated for June 21

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The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission and WV Make It Shine announced the date for the 2014 Ohio River Sweep Tuesday morning.

River Sweep is an annual six-state event that extends the entire length of the Ohio River from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Cairo, Illinois. This year River Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, June 21.

Lisa Cochran, spokesperson for ORSANCO, says it's important to take care of our local waterways. "The Ohio River is an amazing resource. Obviously most of us get our drinking water from this region and a lot of us recreate on the Ohio River. It's important to our health and the economic benefit," Cochran said.

Every volunteer gets a t-shirt for participating. Last year more than 18,000 people volunteered.

If you would like to find out which sites you can volunteer at, go to ohioriversweep.org or call 1-800-359-3977.