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LICKING COUNTY RIVER ROUND UP

Saturday, September 10 - 8:00 AM


Licking County River Round Up is a volunteer-driven, county-wide, annual clean up event in the Licking River Watershed, Licking County, Ohio. The River Round Up began as a Newark City Litter initiative in 1988 to clean up the Licking River. The annual river clean-up brought out hundreds of volunteers who pulled tires, shopping carts and mountains of trash from an 18 mile stretch of the river. Through their efforts, a river that had all but been abandoned, has seen a rebirth of aquatic and bird life. Every year, we increase the number of volunteers that come out to participate in our annual event, the amount of trash pulled out of the river, and the mileage of river cleaned! Join us this year to do your part in keeping our waterways clean!

The Licking Park District leads paddle-based sections of the Licking River.

Register Here for Sections Throughout Licking County: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/licking-county-river-round-up-2022-registration-304899481557?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

Dutch Fork at Dawes Arboretum's

Participants walk and wade in Dutch Fork. Trash bags, buckets, trash grabbers, gloves and safety vests are provided. Cleanup will take 2.5 hours or less. This section is appropriate for ages 10 and up. Please note, closed toe shoes or boots are required, and long pants are highly recommended. The cleanup site is located at 7032 Licking Trails Road SE, Newark, OH 43056. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.

 

Hebron Tributary Section

Participants will walk in and along the Hebron Storm Water Ditch System from 934 W. Main Street to 912 W. Main Street in Hebron. Clean up will take 2 hours or less. Trash bags, buckets, trash grabbers, gloves, plus safety vests are provided.  Close-toed shoes and long pants are strongly recommended due to overgrown vegetation in and around some ditches.  Meet at Canal Park, 121 Canal Rd. in Hebron.  Marla Yates is coordinating this section with assistance from Linda Nicodemus.

 

Hebron: Tributary Section #4

Participants will walk in and along the Hebron Storm Water Ditch System from 130 Broadway to the Westside of SR 79. Clean up will take 2 hours or less. Trash bags, buckets, trash grabbers, gloves, plus safety vests are provided.  Close-toed shoes and long pants are strongly recommended due to overgrown vegetation in and around some ditches.  Meet at 8 am at Canal Park, 121 Canal Rd. in Hebron.  Linda Nicodemus coordinating this section.

 

Hebron: Tributary Section #5

Participants will walk in and along the Hebron Storm Water Ditch System between Hamilton Ave., Canal Park, and West Main St.  Clean up will take 2 hours or less.  Trash bags, buckets, trash grabbers, gloves, plus safety vests are provided.  Close-toed shoes and long pants are strongly recommended due to overgrown vegetation in and around some ditches.  Meet at 8am at Canal Park, 121 Canal Rd. in Hebron.  Linda Nicodemus of the Village of Hebron is coordinating this section.

 

Hebron: North St. Crew

This section is reserved for Hebron's North Street Crew, who has been participating in River Round Up for many years.  Participants will walk in and along the Hebron Storm Water Ditch System on the north side of Main St. in Hebron.  Clean up will take 2 hours or less.  Trash bags, buckets, trash grabbers, gloves, plus safety vests are provided.  Close-toed shoes and long pants are strongly recommended due to overgrown vegetation in and around some ditches.  Linda Nicodemus of the Village of Hebron is coordinating this section in cooperation with Marla Yates.

 

Pataskala: South Fork

Open to the General Public - Participants walk along the South Fork of the Licking River.  Cleanup will take 2.5 hours or less.  Trash bags and recycling bags, plus gloves are provided.  Meet at 8 am at Foundation Park North Shelter House, 10255 McIntosh Rd, Pataskala, OH 43062. Use the North Entrance.   Upon arrival, check in with Section Leader Alan Haines representing the City of Pataskala.  Cleanup starts at 8:30 am.

 

Newark: North Fork at Everett Park

Meet at 8am at Everett Park, 170 Everett Park in Newark, at the brick building in the back parking lot. Clean up will start at 8:30 am.  Upon arrival, participants will be divided into upstream and downstream groups. Upstream groups will walk north to Manning Street and back. Downstream groups will walk south to Ohio Street and back. The bike path parallels the North Fork Licking River to make it easier to walk back. Route should take 3 hours or less and is ideal for families with young children. Gloves, trash bags, safety vests, litter grabbers, and buckets will be provided.

 

Newark: North Fork at The Grove

Meet at 8am at The Grove by the River, 840 Hollander St., Newark.  This walking section has steep banks and rocky stretches. Chest waders are strongly recommended. Volunteers can end when you walk past The Grove or continue to the Manning Street Bridge. Transportation will be provided from Manning St. back to The Grove. Route should take 3 hours or less.  Gloves, trash bags and safety masks will be provided.  Lisa Baker of Licking Knox Goodwill and The Grove by the River is coordinating this section.

 

Newark: Riverview Preserve (On Land)

Participants will walk in the woods and wade into the Licking River within Riverview Preserve.  Clean up takes 2.5 hours or less.  Close-toed shoes required and long pants recommended; there is stinging nettle in the woods.  Ages 10 and up only.  Trash bags, buckets, trash grabbers, gloves, plus safety vests and masks are provided.  Meet at 8am at 375 Ohio St., Newark, OH 43055.  Anne Balogh of Licking Park District is coordinating this section.

 

Newark: South Fork of Licking River at Ohio Street

Meet at 8am at the gravel parking lot at the Ohio Street bridge. The parking lot is located directly on the south side of Ohio Street after crossing the Ohio Street bridge towards Little Texas. Clean up will start at 8:30 am.  Participants will walk west to the National Dr/SR 13 bridge and back, and some will walk east to the Riverview Reserve. Route should take 3 hours or less and is for adults only. Gloves, trash bags, safety vests, litter grabbers, and buckets will be provided.

 

Newark: Riverview Preserve (Canoe)

Participants will canoe on the Licking River from Riverview Preserve to Staddens Bridge. FOR AGES 10 AND UP ONLY. 10-15 YEAR OLDS MUST BE IN A BOAT WITH THEIR ADULT. Clean up takes 4.5 hours. Canoes and life jackets provided.  Trash bags and recycling



Location

Licking River Watershed
, OH 43055
Event Type
Environmental

Organization

Licking Park District

Date / Time

Saturday, September 10, 2022
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Contact

Name:
Anne
Phone:
(740) 587-2535
Email:
info@lickingparkdistrict.com
More Info:
https://lickingparkdistrict.com/events/licking-county-river-round-up-2/