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Did you know that the Great Lakes are the biggest freshwater source in the world? Lake Erie is the most productive for fishing of all the Great Lakes. Your support helps make our streams clean, clear and healthy so they can support this complex ecosystem. By donating to PCS, you help us reach our goals of restoring rivers that lead to Lake Erie beaches that promote fishable and swimmable conditions for generations.

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barbie2Barbie Kalta is our new intern for the summer!  She will be a senior at BGSU majoring in Environmental Science, with a focus on Watershed Managment.  She sought out the internship opportunity at PCS to get experience with planning, communication, and education in the environmental field.  She previously interned at Solon Wastewater Treatment plant which gave her valuable knowledge about water treatment.  She will be helping us plan and prepare for Clean Your Streams Day as well as our summer programs and events including Get the Lead Out, CYS 365, and our Maumee River boat cruise.  Barbie enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, and anything outdoors!  We hope she enjoys working at PCS and learning more about how our role in the Northwest Ohio water quality.  

What a wonderful summer we had getting the lead, line, and lures out of the Maumee River!  Big thank you to all of our volunteers who gave their time and energy to improve local water quality.  We are especially grateful to our friends at the Toledo Zoo (ZooTeens), Fallen Timbers - Trout Unlimited, Natural Science Technology Center, Toledo Metroparks volunteers, Pack 167, and our fellow fish fin-atics who worked to improve the condition of our waterways and remove what was left behind during the Walleye Run this spring.  This summer, we were able to facilitate six Get the Lead Outs along the Maumee River, with cleanups at Side Cut Metropark and Orleans Park in Perrysburg.  We had almost 200 volunteers who covered 3.5 river miles and removed close to 30 pounds of fishing gear.  Along with the lead and line, volunteers removed 445 pounds of trash from these locations.  Their hard work makes the waterways in Northwest Ohio safer for fish and wildlife who support successful Walleye and White Bass runs for anglers in the spring. We are so inspired by the amount of people who came out and showed they really care about clean, clear, and safe water.  Thanks guys and hope to see you next summer!

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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!

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! 

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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 toledolakeerie.clearchoicescleanwater.org 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.

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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