Licking County River Round Up

Save the date!

2017 River Round Up

Saturday, September 9, 2017.

More information coming soon.


Congratulations to 2017 Poster Contest winner Joslin Holtz of Licking Valley 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.
This year, for the 22nd 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 (link coming soon) as a team, or volunteer as an individual. Don’t forget to sign the event WAIVER (coming soon).
• 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

2016 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 2016 Sponsorship Brochure.  Thank you to Shacklefords Disposal, our 2016 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:
771 East Main St., Suite 100
Newark, OH  43055

2016 Sponsors

Check out our SPONSOR POSTER!

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Level
Liberty Tire / Bridgestone
Explore Licking County
City of Newark Stormwater Utility
Gosnell Services
State Industrial Products

Silver Level
City of Heath
The Dawes Arboretum
Granville Kiwanis
Licking County Health Department
Licking County Recycling
Licking Park District
Licking Soil & Water Conservation District
Park National Bank
Union Township
Village of Granville
Village of Hebron

Bronze Level
ADR and Associates, Ltd.
American Rivers
Burgess & Niple
Clay’s Cafe
Crossroads Dental Group
Grace Services
Gresham Smith & Partners
Jobes Henderson
Keep America Beautiful
Kroger – Deo Dr.
Licking County Emergency Management Agency
Licking County Planning Department
Licking Memorial Health Systems
Matesich Distributing Co.
River Round Coffeehouse
The Safety Company, LLC
Velvet Ice Cream

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


2016 River Round Up Committee

Community Members
Jim Kiracofe
Vaughn Klingler 

The Dawes Arboretum
Leslie Bline  -

Explore Licking County
Dan Moder -

Village of Hebron
Linda Nicodemus -

City of Heath
Eddie Hunt / Rick Myers -

Village of Granville
Deb Walker -

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists
Lynna Kiracofe -

Licking County Health Department
Olivia Biggs -
Licking County Recycling
Lindsey Grimm / Verdie Abel -
Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District
Denise Natoli Brooks / Zach Bollheimer -
Licking Park District
Bob Williams -
City of Newark Stormwater Utility
John Trujillo -
  Union Township
Paula Greene  -