Volunteers spend Saturday cleaning miles of Ohio River shoreline - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Volunteers spend Saturday cleaning miles of Ohio River shoreline

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- 3,000 miles along the Ohio River are looking more pristine following a massive undertaking by thousands of volunteers.

More than 10,000 volunteers from Pennsylvania to Illinois grabbed bags and gloves and picked up trash and debris along the river Saturday.

In Jefferson County, people gathered at a number of sites including Cox Park, Shawnee Park and Riverview Park.

There were seven clean up sites along the Ohio River in Jefferson County, alone.

"This is not just for us, this is (for) everyone and it's very important that we keep it green ... keep it clean and green," Robin Shaw said. 

This is an annual event, with more than 40 tons of trash collected locally every year.

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