The annual Kentucky River Sweep will take place Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fort Boonesborough State Park beach.
Organized by solid waste management leaders, the sweep will consist of cleaning up trash and debris that have washed downriver from upstream and the river's tributaries. The Kentucky River borders 18 miles of Clark County.
Local officials are expecting 80 to 120 volunteers to help clean the river this weekend. They are also looking forward to restoring the river back to its natural state during the sweep.
Volunteers will be shuttled up the river and down the banks by members of the Boonesborough Boat Club.
Gary Epperson, solid waste coordinator for Clark County, said, "It's something that we all should be involved in, protecting our river."