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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!

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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