LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A multi-state effort to clean up the banks of the Ohio River was in place on Saturday.

Volunteers from Pennsylvania to Illinois spent the morning gathering trash along the river, all for the annual Ohio River Sweep.

In Jefferson County, Kentucky, there were a total of seven clean-up sites. Volunteers were given gloves and trash bags and went on their way.

About 40 tons of trash is gathered in Louisville every year, which doesn't come as a surprise to officials from the Metropolitan Sewer District.

"Oh my gosh, there is so much trash," said Sheryl Lauder, of MSD. "We had that flooding in February and March and it was astounding the amount of trash the water just carried down."

The annual Ohio River Sweep is always held the Saturday before Father's Day.

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