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Friends of Portsmouth sponsor cleanup event

By Nikki Blankenship

Scioto County Candor


The Friends of Portsmouth, the group that has recently taken a more active role in City operations by speaking at Council meetings and live streaming meetings online, have announced that they will be holding a community cleanup day to help cleanup debris left behind by the high waters of Flood 2018.

Attorney for Johnson, Oliver and Howard and Friends of Portsmouth member Matt Seifert announced the cleanup event at last week’s Portsmouth City Council meeting.

Seifert stated at the meeting that since flood waters have receded, the Friends of Portsmouth have taken an interest in assisting the City’s cleanup efforts.

“Our focal point for the cleanup will start at the riverfront,” Seifert explained.

If the day allows, once the riverfront is cleared of trash and debris, the crew will work their way downtown.

Seifert added that he hopes the cleanup will help alleviate the financial burden the cleanup would put on the City.

The entire county is asked to come out and assist with the cleanup efforts. The Friends of Portsmouth will be providing trash bags, gloves and other supplies.

The Friends of Portsmouth cleanup day will begin at 9 a.m. on March 24 at the Court Street entrance to the riverfront. For more information, visit the Friends of Portsmouth Facebook page or find their event page, also on Facebook.