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River Pride 2015 Events, Schedule Announced

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May 29,2015
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River Pride 2015 Events, Schedule Announced

The Columbus Department of Public Utilities and partners will kick off the 15th annual Central Ohio River Pride on Monday, June 1. This month-long event is designed to promote awareness and appreciation of our natural waterways through environmental stewardship and recreation. Activities include stream-bank litter cleanups, invasive plant removal, rain garden workshops and other opportunities as listed below.  Volunteers and participants are invited to the following events:

Date/Time Location Contact/Sponsoring Organization

Saturday, June 13

9:00 a.m. - noon

Griggs Reservoir

litter cleanup

Columbus Department of Public Utilities/ Scioto Boat Club, 645-1748

Saturday, June 13

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

 

Adena Brook

litter cleanup and invasive plant removal

Adena Brook Community

judyrob59@gmail.com, 447-8043

Saturday, June 13

9:00 a.m. - noon

3362 Olentangy River Road (near Kohl’s)

litter cleanup

Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed info@olentangywatershed.org, 267-3386

OtherWays to Get Involved:
Contact any of the listed organizations to participate in additional opportunities throughout the year. For a complete list, visit www.columbus.gov/volunteer.  

Plan yourown neighborhood or waterway cleanup. For assistance, contact Keep Columbus Beautiful by calling 645-2421 or visit www.columbus.gov/PublicService/kcb/. If you live outside Columbus please contact your local municipality.  

Organizea storm drain marking community service project in your Columbus neighborhood to get involved on an individual or group level. This is an ongoing project limited to dry weather conditions.  

These organizations plan periodic events and/or are excellent sources of stewardship information (all phone area codes 614):  

  • Friends of Alum Creekand Tributaries (FACT) is seeking volunteers for cleanup service projects along the Alum Creek corridor; email info@friendsofalumcreek.org or call 569-8544.  
  • Friends of the SciotoRiverpromotes the protection and enjoyment of the Scioto River valley and organizes several cleanups each year; email info@sciotoriverfriends.org  
  • Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District encourages conservation through a variety of activities, services and educational materials; visit www.franklinswcd.org  
  • Riverfest On Tour!, a service of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, continues this spring and summer with canoe rides along several local waterways through July; for a complete schedule, please visit www.morpc.org/riverfest.