Ohio River Sweep

2015 Ohio River Sweep

TRAM employees combed the banks of the Ohio this month for the 27th annual Ohio River Sweep. The Ohio River is a focal point for our small river town, and we’re proud to do our part to keep our waterways clean.

Even with downpours of rain, our team was able to gather 600lbs of trash found along the riverbanks in Garrison, KY. Tires, tennis shoes, water bottles, and plenty of styrofoam were just some of the items collected.

Since 1989, this award-winning cleanup for the Ohio River and its tributaries brings thousands of volunteers to the riverbanks to collect tons of trash and debris. River Sweep encompasses the entire length of the river, from its origin in Pittsburgh, PA to its end in Cairo, IL, including nearly 3,000 miles of shoreline and many tributaries.

More than 17,000 volunteers from public organizations, civic groups, recreational clubs, and the general public in six states bordering the river come together to collect more than 500 tons of trash and other debris from the banks of the Ohio River and tributaries.

River Sweep is an event organized by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, an interstate water pollution agency for the Ohio River Valley, along with environmental protection and natural resource agencies from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. For more information on the cleanup, visit www.orsanco.org/sweep and view more photos from the event on our Facebook page.

About TRAM Construction
TRAM Construction is a family owned and operated railroad construction company. TRAM provides railroad track services to the public and private sectors, including track construction, track rehabilitation and maintenance. TRAM also maintains a large inventory of relay rail and other track material (OTM) for your next project. Headquartered in Garrison, Kentucky, TRAM has served clients throughout the region, including Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Virginia, and Tennessee. For more information, visit www.tramconstructioninc.com.