Scioto Sweep 2023

Sunday, September 17th, 2023 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
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Join us on Sunday, September 17th to clean up the Scioto River at the annual Scioto Sweep! We will have all the supplies you need including gloves, trash bags, and litter grabbers thanks to Keep Columbus Beautiful. There will be 3 different groups starting at various locations. The cleanup locations are Scioto Audubon Metro Park, Confluence Park, and the boat ramp. Note the starting address when you choose a shift! Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes. You may also want long pants if you plan to walk into the brush. 

This event is in collaboration with Scioto Fest and Columbus Metro Parks.


Trash pickup safety: Do not pick up needles. Alert the site host right away if you find one. Do not pick up trash that is over 20 pounds. Do not pick up sharp objects and place them in a bag with the other trash, will rip bags and put all the waste picked up back in the ground/river. Avoid picking up leaky batteries or chemical/toxic contaminants. Again, notify team leads. 

From the River safety Page 13, American Rivers Cleanups: Be aware of slipping hazards, rocks sticks logs and even sand can be very slippery in waterways. You may step on trash that incidentally causes a fall. Watch where you place your feet and be careful when walking. 

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Opens Aug 7, 2023 12:00am
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Sustainable Development Goals
220 Positions Filled | 83 Impacts | 209 Hours

Shifts (3)

1 - 3 of 3 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescriptionRegistrants Needed
Confluence Park10:00am (ET)12:00pm (ET)
679 W. Spring St
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Parking at The Boat House. All volunteers for this shift will meet at this location before dispersing to clean up.

This site will be lead by our friends at Hashtag 59! A group happy hour to follow the event.

Scioto Audubon - Boat Ramp (river cleanup)10:00am (ET)1:00pm (ET)
Scioto Audubon Metro Park
201 W Whittier St
Columbus, OH 43206
All volunteers for this shift will meet at this location before dispersing to clean up.

A limited number of kayaks and canoes will be available for water cleanup. If bringing your own kayak, please keep in mind that parking space is limited. Transport via car mount preferred over pull-behind trailers.

Scioto Audubon Metro Park10:00am (ET)1:00pm (ET)
Scioto Audubon Metro Park
505 W Whittier St
Columbus, OH 43215
Look for us near the Grange Audubon Center! All volunteers for this shift will meet at this location before dispersing to clean up.