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earth dayThis month, we will be busy celebrating Earth Day through various events in the community.  We will be kicking off this special month with a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser in Point Place at Friendship Park Community Center on Saturday 4/14.  On Wednesday 4/18, we will be at BGSU for their annual EcoFair at Memorial Hall from 11-2.  Earth Day weekend, we will be doing our part for the planet as the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon's "Green Team."  PCS will be set up at the Expo on Friday and Saturday and down in Lot 10 to help facilitate all the race's recycling needs on Saturday and Sunday.  If you are still wondering how you can be a little greener this Earth Day, come to UT and volunteer to be part of the "Green Team" with us!  On Monday 4/23, PCS will be giving a presentation on plastic pollution and its adverse impact on our waterways at Way Public Library in Perrysburg at 7pm.  We are wrapping up Earth Month on Tuesday 4/24 with an outreach event at the University of Toledo from 10-2 during Earth Fest.  There are so many opportunities to learn more about the environment and help sustain the planet that sustains us.  Come out and see us during April and learn more about PCS and how we support Mother Earth!

On Earth Day weekend, Partners for Clean Streams did our part for the planet by serving as the Green Team at the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon.  Our goal at this event was to prevent marine debris from entering the Ottawa River.  The Glass City Marathon's course crosses the Ottawa River 14 times and with all the work that has been done recently to improve this waterway, it is essential that we continue protecting it.  Through our partnership with the University of Toledo's Rocket Recycling Team and the Toledo Roadrunners, PCS helped make the marathon more sustainable than ever.  We had several recycling stations within the Glass Bowl Stadium and the post-race party.  With the help of 17 volunteers, we were able to recycle a total of 2798 pounds of materials that would have remained in a landfill.  During the weekend, we diverted:

GCM pics collage results

We are excited to share our results with you and want to thank Paige Sloma and all our volunteers who made this work possible.  For pictures from the event, visit our Facebook page.  This was a great way for PCS to make a profound impact on sustainability and marine debris prevention during Earth Day!

GreenTeam OttawaRiver 

Just in time for Earth Day, we have printed and pdf copies of our 2017 Annual Report available.  You can click here to view the online version.  Or, you can request a printed PCS Annual Report by calling our office at (419) 874-0727.  This report is a great reflection of our impact, outreach, and partnerships throughout 2017.  We would also like to thank our graphic designer, Tony Schmenk, for doing a wonderful job!  

Partners for Clean Streams has almost 40 Fishing Line Recycling Bins all across Lucas and Wood Counties. All of these bins are in heavily trafficed fishing locations as well as in many of the local Toledo Metroparks and Wood County Parks. Spring is in full swing and now is the time to get your business or organization's name out there by sponsoring one (or more) of our Fishing Line Recycling Bins! By sponsoring a bin, your business will get their logo on an available bin and will also be listed on our website as a sponsor of this program. This is a unique opportunity to spread the word about your business as well as to show that you support clean, clear and safe water for everyone! Our sponsorship donation levels are listed below: 

1 Bin: $50

3 Bins: $125

5 Bins: $200

To view all current bin locations please click HERE

Please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 419-874-0727 if you would like to sponsor a bin! 



The 16th Annual Partnering for Clean Streams Youth Patch Day Workshop was a huge success!  We had over 50 kids that came and learned about Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home to recieve their Patch.  We had perfect weather and a perfect location at the University of Toledo's Lake Erie Center in Oregon.  NBC 24 and Fox 36 came out to cover the event and showcase all the clean water Super Kids!  Each participant learned that they can make a clear choice for clean water through making a pledge on the website.  We would also like to state our appreciation for the six presenters who made this event possible: Rachel Lohner from UT's Lake Erie Center, Andrea Beard from the City of Oregon, Richard Kroeger from the Ohio EPA, Marilyn DuFour from the City of Toledo Environmental Services, Cheryl Rice from USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Jamie Kochensparger from Lucas County Soil & Water Conservation District.  Our presenters shared their knowledge about the Maumee Watershed and what each person can do to help protect it.  Visit our Facebook page to see pictures and videos from Patch Day.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering to help Partners for Clean Streams make our waterways clean, clear and safe for everyone. Our staff will let you know about upcoming events and opportunities for you to get involved!

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Partners for Clean Streams Inc. is striving for abundant open space and a high quality natural environment; adequate floodwater storage capacities and flourishing wildlife; stakeholders who take local ownership in their resources; and rivers, streams and lakes that are clean, clear and safe