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Kentucky River Clean-Up Is June 17

The Mercer County Kentucky River Clean-up will be held on Saturday, June 17. This is a joint effort along the Kentucky and Ohio Rivers each year and is organized by the Kentucky River Authority.

Volunteers for this year’s clean-up can choose either Oregon Landing ramp located on Oregon Road, or Hampton’s Ramp located just off highway 68 on Palisades Road on the Mercer side of the river at Brooklyn Bridge.

Those wanting to participate can show up at either site between 8:30-9 a.m. on that Saturday. Life jackets are suggested but will be provided to those without one. The clean-up should be finished between 1-2 p.m. with lunch served after.

Motor boats, paddlers, and those who wish to be shuttled to pick-up sites are all welcome. Lunch, T-shirts, and other materials will be provided.

Donations of Coast Guard approved life jackets and boat cushions are being accepted this year for future group cleanups.

Heavy rain or high water on the day of the clean-up will postpone the event until a later date.

For more information, directions, or to donate a life jacket, contact Nick Barker at 859-325-1306 or email reference River Cleanup.

To learn more, check out this week’s issue of The Harrodsburg Herald.

Volunteers are asked to join in Mercer County’s efforts to clean-up the Kentucky River on Saturday, June 17.

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