MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Ohio – Pea Ohana, a local watersports business, is hosting a river cleanup partnering with the City of Zanesville , MRAC, and the River Rangers.
The public is invited to join them on May 21st as they clean.
A 4 four mile stretch including parts of both the Licking and Muskingum River will be cleaned.
Owner and operator of Pea Ohana, Bear Davis says that even though they may not get everything, this event will be beneficial to the river.
“We understand its a 1 day, 1 day is not going to solve all the issues but its certainly going to bring some awareness and get the community involved and take some ownership of this incredible waterway that we have. And we obviously have an invested interest in clean waterways but we have an invested interest in the community,” he said.
Though the cleaning of the river is good for recreational usage, it is also good for fishing.
Designated drop spots will be focused on areas that have high traffic and are especially dirty.
“And we have different crews for different groups to sign up for. You can be on land or you can be on the water and our goal is to try to do our best to get as much cleaned up as possible whether it be debris, you know that’s easy to get to or obviously a lot of trash,” Davis told us.
To sign up for the clean up you can visit the American Rivers National River Clean Up Registry.
Pea Ohana will kick off their opening for water sports during memorial day weekend and will have deals and discounts for the public.