Olentangy River Clean-Up Day Taking Place This Month

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The Olentangy Watershed Alliance, Keep Delaware County Beautiful, and Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed are partnering to hold the City’s annual Olentangy River Clean-Up.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, August 20 from 10 AM to Noon at the Mingo Park Kayak Launch in Delaware, 500 East Lincoln Avenue.

The Olentangy River, a tributary of the Scioto River. is 97 miles long  It runs from near Galion south to its junction with the Scioto River near downtown Columbus.

Equipment will be provided, including grabbers, gloves, safety vests, and trash bags. Sturdy, close-toed shoes that can get wet are recommended, with no bare feet or flip-flops. Wear clothes that can get wet or dirty.

You should expect to wade through the river to look for trash; there may be some areas where it’s not possible to walk on the river bank, and where you must wade through water.

Online registration can be accomplished here. Contact the Watershed & Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Delaware and OWA, at 740-203-1905 with questions.

Sources: Olentangy Watershed Alliance; Image by Lubos Houska from Pixabay

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