Licking County River Round Up

2018 River Round Up


SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday, September 8, 2018.


Congratulations to 2018 Poster Contest winner Brielle Bait from Granville High School.       


 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 (click here, includes electronic Waiver) as a team, or volunteer as an individual.
Click here if you need to print a Waiver form.
• 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

2018 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 2018 Sponsorship Brochure.  Thank you to Shacklefords Disposal, our 2018 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

2018 Sponsors

Check out our SPONSOR POSTER (coming soon)!

Presenting Sponsors

Gold Level
Keep America Beautiful
Bridgestone/Liberty Tire
City of Newark Stormwater Utility

Silver Level
Burgess & Niple
Gresham, Smith and Partners
Village of Hebron
Hull & Associates, Inc.
Licking County Health Department
Licking Park District
Licking Soil & Water Conservation District
Shook Construction
Union Township
Waste Away

Bronze Level
American Rivers
Grace Services
Granville Kiwanis
M Tech / The Safety Company
Matesich Distributing

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

 2018 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 Yost -

 The Grove by the River/Goodwill Industries
Lisa Baker -

Village of Hebron
Linda Nicodemus -

City of Heath
Rick Myers -

Hull & Associates, Inc.
Jackie Bruns -

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
Ann Balogh -
City of Newark Stormwater Utility
John Trujillo -

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists
Lynna Kiracofe -

City of Pataskala
Alan Haines -

   Union Township
Paula Greene  -
Village of Utica
MaryAnn Figgins -