Protecting Our Waterways (POWW) hosted their annual Great Miami River Clean Sweep in July cleaning from south Sindey to south Piqua, approximately 16 miles. They had 104 volunteers, 33 canoes, several kayaks, 3 pickup trucks, two trailers, and a crane truck crew. The volunteers broke into four teams and collected 5,150 pounds, including 33 tires.
Volunteers through POWW have logged over 13,500 community volunteer hours in 19 years keeping the Great Miami River clean and open for all to enjoy. The City of Piqua Public Works Department provided trucks, cones, and signs. The Piqua Police Department helped by using a four-wheeler and trailer to collect trash from walking volunteers.
POWW encourages the community to continue to reduce, recycle, reuse, and dispose of the trash correctly.