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Matewan River Sweep Kicks Off


A clean-up off the Tug River, dubbed the Matewan River Sweep, kicks of this week.

The Williamson Daily News reports the event will take place June 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organizers hope to remove trash, debris and a minimum of 1,300 tires from the Tug River between Matewan and Buskirk, Kentucky.

Hatfield McCoy Airboat Tours will host the clean-up along with the Big Sandy River Basin and Pride organizations and many other volunteers and agencies. Volunteers from around the area will work to clean up the Tug River on both the West Virginiaand Kentucky river banks and basin.

Pike and Mingo County officials are schedule to help with the event.