*Important Update - The deadline for the t-shirt design entries has been extended to Friday, February 9th!
The Duke Energy Foundation, Southern Ohio Association of Realtors (SOAR), and the Clermont County Convention & Visitor's Bureau are teaming up with the Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District and Valley View Foundation to kick off the 2018 Spring Litter Clean-Up event with a T-shirt Design Contest for local K-12 students. Any K-12 student attending a school located in Clermont County or within the East Fork Little Miami River Watershed (including home-schooled) is eligible to compete. Interested students should register using the form below. T-shirt designs should emphasize litter clean-up and prevention - complete contest rules are listed below. Design entries are due to the Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District office by 4 pm Friday, February 9, 2018.
Event History The Valley View Foundation, the East Fork Watershed Collaborative and the Office of Environmental Quality work together to support communities and volunteers throughout Clermont County and the East Fork Little Miami River Watershed for the annual Spring Litter Clean Up. This event is a combination of two events that have proved successful for more than 20 years in Clermont County. The Clean & Green program was started by local citizens and businesses, who believed it was a priority to address the litter problem in their region, enhance the quality of life for the county’s residents and raise environmental awareness. The event grew with the support of Clermont 20/20 and in 2011, was adopted by the Valley View Foundation to continue the beneficial efforts. The East Fork Watershed Collaborative works diligently to protect and enhance the biological, chemical and physical integrity of the East Fork Little Miami River and its tributaries. The River Sweep event began in 1992 and has had a tremendous impact on the river and its banks. Every Volunteer Counts!! Our success is due to individuals, families and groups who choose to share a part of their day to participate in our event. We typically have between 600-800 volunteers, collect 500-800 bags of trash, 30-80 tires and random large items that have been dumped...in just three hours!
Tee Shirt Design Rules
Entries should emphasize litter clean up and prevention including one or a combination of the following areas of focus:
Protecting our natural resources
Recycling all materials possible
Putting litter and recyclables in designated containers
Removing trash/tires/debris from waterways
The East Fork of the Little Miami River
East Fork watershed and communities (Clermont Co., Brown Co., Highland, Clinton)
Community spaces (parks, city streets, ditches, parking lots, roadsides etc.)
Must be included: Tag line - “Fight Dirty” Name of the event – “Spring Litter Clean Up”
Who May Enter: Any student currently in K-12th grade attending any school in Clermont County, or any school within the East Fork Little Miami River watershed.
Information Required: Student’s name Student’s grade level Student or parent phone number School name, school phone number
Entry Deadline Entries must be received no later than 4:00pm on Friday, February 2, 2018.
Deliver or mail to:
Clermont County Soil and Water Conservation District offices 1000 Locust St, Owensville, OH 45160 (513) 732-7075