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Volunteers across six states clean up nearly 3,000 miles of Ohio River shoreline

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it.

Saturday, hundreds of volunteers came together across six states to clean up the shores of the Ohio River and it's tributaries.

The river sweep went from Pittsburgh to Southern Illinois.

The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission says that includes nearly 3,000 miles of shoreline.

One local volunteer explains why she came out to help.

"If you like drinking clean water, this is where you need to be and you know to clean it up. We tell everyone to be like us, but yet we have all this garbage laying around and a lot of it is from flooding on the Ohio River coming down but some of it's boaters and some of its just people throwing stuff out," said Alayne Wright, volunteer. 

About 40 tons of trash are collected along the shoreline in the Louisville area each year.

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