Volunteers needed for Beargrass Creek cleanup

October 11, 2022

Volunteers needed for Beargrass Creek cleanup

Mini Ohio River Sweep event planned for October 15

LOUISVILLE, KY—Picking up trash along our waterways is a little thing that can make a big difference for our streams. Louisville MSD, in partnership with the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) and the Foundation for Ohio River Education (FORE), is hosting a volunteer cleanup effort to improve water quality in the Beargrass Creek and Ohio River watersheds.

Beargrass Creek watershed cleanup

  • Saturday, October 15
  • 8 AM to 11 AM
  • Karen Lynch Park, 1709 Story Avenue

This Mini Ohio River Sweep is an opportunity for people to remove litter from the stream and river banks. MSD will provide trash bags, gloves, a sanitizing station, trash grabbers, and a free commemorative

t-shirt! Volunteers will gather supplies and sweep out along Beargrass Creek to the confluence with the Ohio River.


When it rains or snows, the precipitation lands on impervious surfaces, such as roofs and pavement—collecting toxins, pollutants, and sediments as it makes its way to the creek. “Everyone benefits when we work together by picking up trash in and around the area, reducing pollution in our waterways,” states MS4 Program Administrator Colette Easter. 

This event is part of MSD’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System outreach efforts.

For more information, please visit LouisvilleMSD.org/WaterQuality.