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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            

January 21, 2015 | ORSANCO |


Contact: Lisa Cochran

Communications Coordinator






The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) has announced the winners of the Ohio River Sweep Poster Contest. The Ohio River Sweep is an annual riverbank cleanup held each year along the Ohio River and its major tributaries.

The Grand Prize Winner is Brooke King, a junior at Ripley High School in Ripley, WV. She will receive a $500 prize and her artwork will be used in promoting the 2015 Ohio River Sweep.  In addition, the art department at Ripley High School will receive $100 for art supplies.


The T-shirt Design Winner is Lilah Gagne, a freshman at Athens High School in Athens, OH. She will receive a $500 prize and her poster design will be used as the T-shirt design for all River Sweep shirts. (Each person participating in the River Sweep receives a free T-shirt). 


There were 13 other grade level winners, one in each grade level (kindergarten through 12th grade).  They each will receive a $50 prize.  A complete list of winners is available on the Ohio River Sweep web page.


"We were truly impressed by the talent and creativity of the students. We appreciate each entry." said Lisa Cochran, project manager for River Sweep.


The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission is an interstate agency established in 1948 to control and abate water pollution in the Ohio River Valley.  Member states include Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia.  The federal government is also represented.  The Ohio River Sweep was created in 1989 to raise awareness of and promote participation in issues surrounding the Ohio River.  ORSANCO and various industries throughout the Ohio River Valley sponsor the event.


The 2015 Ohio River Sweep will be held Saturday, June 20.  


For further information about the Ohio River Sweep, contact Lisa Cochran at 1-800-359-3977, or visit www.OhioRiverSweep.org.

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