Central Ohio River Pride

river fest on tour

JUNE 2014
Each spring, litter is a visible problem in many communities, with our stream and river banks being no exception. Much of the litter in our communities washes into our waterway areas. Litter is not only an eyesore, it can affect community pride, water quality, endanger wildlife, encourage crime and promote mosquito growth by providing a place for water to stagnate. 

The Department of Public Utilities and partners will kick off the 14th annual Central Ohio River Pride event in June. This month-long event was 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 more. Volunteers are invited to participate.

Volunteers are needed for the following events
(NOTE: updates coming Mar/April 2014):

2014 Date/Time



June 14
9-11:00 AM
Adena Brook Litter Cleanup & Invasive Plant Removal Adena Brook Community
Call 614-447-8043 or Email
TBD Alum Creek Litter Cleanup Friends of Alum Creek & Tributaries
Call 614-569-8544 or Email
May 31
9 - Noon
Griggs Reservoir Litter Cleanup Columbus Public Utilities & Scioto Boat Club
Call 614-645-1748 or 614-645-1721

Please check back or call 614-645-STREAM (7873) for updates on the above cleanup events. For year-round opportunities, contact your local watershed group (see Feature below). 

Above Photo: Volunteers display just some of the debris retrieved from the Olentangy and Scioto Rivers confluence area.