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Great Miami River cleanup photo garners most votes in online contest

A photograph taken locally depicting efforts to clean up the Great Miami River received the most votes in an online contest, Logan County Solid Waste Management District Coordinator Alan Hale announced this week.


With 250 votes, this photograph of Honda associate Dan Branson cleaning the Great Miami River won a national online contest. (PHOTO | ALAN HALE)

American Rivers, a non-profit organization committed to clean and healthy natural rivers, announced the picture of Honda associate Dan Branson volunteering during the Great Miami River cleanup in May received 250 votes between Jan. 14 and 18, good enough for first place among 10 finalists in American Rivers Cleanup contest.

The picture shows a large tractor tire crowding Mr. Branson out of his canoe as he paddles to shore near the State Route 235 bridge in DeGraff.

Finalists from other states included Michigan, California, Pennsylvania, Montana and Vermont.

The Great Miami River Sweep is organized each May by Logan County Solid Waste Management District. Read more online,

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