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Lower Mill Creek Cleanup

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Mill Creek Barrier Dam

814 Evans Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45204

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The Mill Creek Yacht Club will host their annual clean up on the last half mile of the Mill Creek, above the Ohio River. This is the location of the "Mill Creek Mile, a special featured event at Ohio River Paddlefest. We expect up to 1000 Paddlefest paddlers to make their way up the Mill Creek on Saturday August 3rd and we want the Mill Creek to be "looking good". Help us make the Mill Creek shine.

Space in canoes is limited and available to members of the public age 18 or older.

The pay is zero, the weather is iffy and the working conditions are worse than what chain gangs endure. But the camaraderie is great and the feeling of accomplishment is real.

Special Gear: Personal flotation devices required for safety reasons will be provided. Waterproof, sturdy boots are recommended to minimize your contact with the water. For your safety, NO open toed shoes will be allowed. Work gloves will be available.

Warning: Ohio EPA recommends no contact with waters of the Mill Creek because it can have high levels of fecal coliform bacteria and other pathogens from time to time, especially within 48 to 72 hours of a rainstorm heavy enough to cause combined sewer overflows.

It is your personal choice on whether to participate, based largely on the strength of your immune system and your willingness to take a calculated risk. If you have an open cut or weakened immunities, you should not go. You must be 18 or older to be on the water with us.

Paddlers will need to be sure-footed in some places. Be ready to climb out of the canoe to get past shallow spots and low-head dams. Potential safety hazards include sudden drop-offs, hidden holes, foot entrapments, slippery algae, submerged obstacles, jagged objects and sealed bottles with volatile methadone ingredients. Germicidal gel and a simple first-aid kit will be available.

Waiver: If you volunteer for the Mill Creek Cleanup by Canoe, you will be required to read and sign your name on a hold harmless agreement from the Mill Creek Alliance.

Weather: This is a rain or shine event!

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Cincinnati, OH 45204

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