Living Lands & Waters Ohio River Tour Returns

Living Lands & Waters operates off of a one-of-a-kind fleet of barges, on which it hosts community-based river cleanups, and educational workshops on a floating classroom. During our 2016 tour, LL&W made 10 stops and collected over 400,000 pounds of garbage out of the Ohio River. Coming up in July, LL&W will be making 15 stops on its way down the Ohio River. LL&W will return to Maysville and surrounding areas in July and August. The clean-up barge will be in Maysville July 11-22.

 River Clean Up Map


LL&W welcome individuals, business groups, clubs, scouts, or camps! Click here to register for a cleanup. . 

Join LL&W for a river cleanup, and help spread the word! Please reach out to Monique Dykman, programs coordinator, at or 309-732-6101.with any questions regarding the cleanups, and feel free to share informational pamphlets via email, social media or volunteer portals! 

For more information on Living Lands & Waters and its river cleanups, please check out what to Expect at a River Cleanup, visit or contact Monique Dykman directly.

Since LL&W’s inception in 1998, it has worked with over 97,000 volunteers to remove over 9 million pounds of marine debris from America’s Rivers. For reference, the work of LL&W has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, NBC Nightly News, CNN (multiple times), The Discovery Channel and others, as well as in major publications such as National Geographic, Outside Magazine, Reader’s Digest, etc. In 2013, LL&W’s President and Founder, Chad Pregracke, was even named CNN’s Hero of the Year! Looking forward to seeing you on the river!