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Volunteers sweep banks of Ohio for debris

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

More than 20,000 volunteers gathered to collect trash and debris from the banks of the Ohio.

The 24th annual Ohio River Sweep was held on Saturday morning,  bringing together volunteers in six states bordering the river to collect trash and other debris from the banks.

Great Parks of Hamilton County hosted two local clean-up locations. Volunteers gathered at 9:00 a.m. at Fernbank Park and Woodland Mound for the event. Trash bags were given to participants of all ages.

The event brings people together from the river's origin in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to its end in Cairo, Illinois. The clean-up included nearly 3,000 miles of shoreline, including those of the river's many tributaries. 

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