Volunteers Needed For Kentucky River Clean Sweep

Posted at 9:59 AM, Jun 05, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky.– The 2018 Kentucky River Clean Sweep is coming up on Saturday, June 16. Volunteers will travel in boats to collect trash from the 12 miles of the Kentucky River that border Fayette County. 

River Sweep is part of a multi-state river cleanup that encompasses the entire length of the Ohio River and its tributaries. You can register for the event at

Volunteers should gather at the Clays Ferry Boat Dock off KY 25 under the I-75 overpass starting at 8:30 a.m. If you are using GPS to locate the River Sweep, use the address 9079 Old Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40515. There will be signs to direct you to the parking area.

Trash bags, gloves and lunch will be provided. Participants should wear clothing that can get wet and boots or close-toed shoes. The River Sweep is a rain or shine event, so dress for the weather. Volunteers who own life vests are encouraged to bring them. A limited number will be available for participants to borrow.

We are especially in need of boats, so if you or a friend can bring a boat, that would be a great help. Contact if you are bringing a boat and have space for additional volunteers.

Volunteers under 18 years of age must have a liability release waiver signed by their parent or guardian. Waivers will be provided at the registration tent on the day of the River Sweep or can be downloaded from the registration website and brought to the event.