River sweep

Jun 15, 2024, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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Volunteers are invited to help clean up litter and trash from the 12 miles of the Kentucky River that touch Fayette County. It's a great opportunity to see the river up close and start the summer off with a clean environment. 

The event is sponsored by the City of Lexington and the Kentucky River Authority.

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Info for volunteers

Trash bags and gloves will be provided. 

Participants should wear clothing that can get wet and close-toed shoes.

Volunteers who own life vests, especially if they are children, are encouraged to bring them. A limited number will be available for participants to borrow.

The River Sweep is a rain or shine event, so dress for the weather. Bug spray and sunscreen are recommended. 

Volunteers will get lunch, a River Sweep t-shirt and a giveaway for participating. 

All volunteers must sign a waiver. Volunteers under 18 years of age must have a waiver signed by their parent or guardian. Waivers will be provided at the registration tent on the day of the River Sweep.



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