Kentucky River Clean Sweep This Weekend

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Volunteers are needed this weekend for the 19th annual Kentucky River Clean Sweep.

Lexington's Department of Environmental Quality is organizing Saturday's effort at the Clays Ferry Boat Dock off Highway 25.

"We do about 12 miles of the river on Fayette County side. We get roughly about a ton of trash and debris out of the Kentucky River. It's everything from cups to metal pieces that have come off boats."

River sweep coordinator Jaclyn Phelps says because of the May flooding, there could be more debris than usual.

"It's important that we get out there and clean it up. Where we clean up is right before our uptake for our drinking water, so we clean out the area that we, as Lexingtonians, will drink out of."

The clean-up starts Saturday morning at 8:30. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Click here for more information.