Heidelberg student Megan Brown, a summer intern with the Sandusky River Watershed Coalition, is leading this year's Sandusky River Clean Sweep Aug. 18.
After a one-year hiatus, the event is back for its 14th year.
"This is why we are so excited to have Megan at the helm," said Cindy Brookes, watershed specialist with SRWC. "While the OSS (Ottawa-Sandusky-Seneca) Solid Waste District and the Sandusky River Watershed Coalition strongly encourage the event to take place, it really needs to be led locally so that the missions of our organizations can focus on the bigger
Brown is registering volunteers for the cleanup, which is sponsored by the city of Tiffin and Seneca County commissioners.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at shelter 5, Hedges Boyer-Park. After the cleanup 9 a.m.-noon, volunteers can meet back at the shelter for lunch, prizes, T-shirts and goody bags.
"Over the 14 years, tons of metal, trash and thousands of tires have been removed from up to 26 miles of rivers, streams and ditches throughout the city of Tiffin and Seneca County," Brookes said.
Brown is seeking a student organization to lead the annual cleanup in the future.
To volunteer for this year or to volunteer to lead the event in the future, call (419) 334-5016 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit the Clean Sweep Facebook page or www.sanduskyriver.org.