25th annual River Sweep 2014 poster contest | Events
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Primary and secondary school students, public and private, are invited to design a poster for the 25th annual River Sweep 2014.
Organizers say fifteen prizes will be awarded. The grand prize is $500 and the school representing the grand prize winner will also receive an award. A $500 prize will be presented to the student with the winning design for the official River Sweep t-shirt. Also, thirteen $50 prizes will be awarded to one winner at each grade level.
The poster contest is open to students living in or attending schools in counties bordering the Ohio River, or counties participating in the River Sweep. This includes all counties along the Ohio River in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.
The 25th annual River Sweep will be held Saturday, June 21, 2014. River Sweep is a one-day cleanup project for the Ohio River and its tributaries. The Sweep covers nearly 3,000 miles of shoreline from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Cairo, Illinois and averages more than 18,000 volunteers a year.
According to River Sweep, trash collected during the Sweep has included cars, tires, furniture, toys, a piano, and a variety of other items. All trash collected is either recycled or placed in approved landfills.
The deadline for the River Sweep Poster Contest is December 13, 2013.
River Sweep is sponsored by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO). ORSANCO is the water pollution control agency for the Ohio River and its tributaries.
Other agencies participating in the River Sweep include Illinois EPA, Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet, Kentucky River Authority, and West Virginia Make It Shine Program. Voluntary contributions from industries provide major funding for the Sweep.
For further information about the River Sweep Poster Contest, or for complete contest rules, contact Lisa Cochran at 1-800-359-3977, or visit the Commission’s website at www.orsanco.org<http://www.orsanco.org>.
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