Licking County River Round Up

2018 River Round Up


SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday, September 8, 2018.


Congratulations to 2017 Poster Contest winner Joslin Holtz of Licking Valley High School.       

Click here for information on the 2018 POSTER CONTEST, deadline Thursday, February 1, 2018.  ______________________________________________________________________________________

 History of the Licking County River Round Up

The River Roundup began as a Newark City Litter initiative in 1988 to clean up the Licking River. The annual river clean up brought out hundreds of volunteers who pulled tires, shopping carts and mountains of trash from an 18 mile stretch of the river.  Through their efforts, a river that had all but been abandoned, has seen a rebirth of aquatic and bird life.   
After a break of eight years, several Licking County and City of Newark agencies came together to bring back the River Round Up in 2011.    The recent clean ups have been very successful.
In 2018, for the 24th anniversary of the River Round Up, our goal is recruit more businesses, community organization, and youth groups to form teams that help clean up more waterways throughout the county.


• REGISTER (coming August 2018) as a team, or volunteer as an individual.
• Don’t forget to sign the event WAIVER.(coming August 2018)
• Talk to your local officials about cleaning the waterways in your community.
• Organize registration in your area.  
• Get your civic or scout groups involved.
• Round up extra canoes and equipment to use.

To organize a cleanup in your community, call 740-670-5330 or e-mail

2017 Sponsorship Levels

Presenting - Reserved for a major contribution.  Includes: All of Gold benefits plus logo on t-shirt and all event materials.  Click here for a 2017 Sponsorship Brochure.  Thank you to Shacklefords Disposal, our 2017 Presenting Sponsor.
Gold – up to $1,000
Includes: All Silver benefits plus recognition in up to 3 editions of newsletters and invitation to preview river float
Silver – up to $500
Includes: All Bronze benefits plus recognition in 1 edition of committee members’ newsletters
Bronze – up to $250
Includes: Name on event t-shirt, social media and recognition at the event

Make checks payable to:  LCSWCD, 771 East Main St., Suite 100, Newark, OH  43055

2017 Sponsors

Check out our SPONSOR POSTER!

Presenting Sponsors

Gold Level
Keep America Beautiful
Ohio EPA
State Industrial Products

Silver Level
Burgess & Niple
City of Heath
City of Newark Stormwater Utility
The Dawes Arboretum
Explore Licking County
Gresham, Smith and Partners
Jobes Henderson
Licking Soil & Water Conservation District
Union Township
Village of Hebron
Village of Granville

Bronze Level
ADR & Associates
American Rivers
Grace Services
Granville Kiwanis
M Tech Company/The Safety Company

If you would like more information about being a Licking County River Round Up Sponsor, call 740-670-5330 or e-mail

 2017 River Round Up Committee

Community Members
Jim Kiracofe
Vaughn Klingler 

The Dawes Arboretum
Leslie Bline  -

Explore Licking County
Dan Moder -

Village of Granville
Debi Walker -

Village of Hebron
Linda Nicodemus -

City of Heath
Eddie Hunt / Rick Myers -

Jobes Henderson
Jackie Haynal -

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists
Lynna Kiracofe -

Licking County Health Department
Olivia Biggs / Mary Beth Hagstad -
Licking County Recycling
Lindsey Grimm / Verdie Abel -
Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District
Denise Natoli Brooks -
Licking Park District
Bob Williams -
City of Newark Stormwater Utility
John Trujillo -
  Union Township
Paula Greene  -
Village of Utica
MaryAnn Figgins -