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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PartnersforCleanStreamsOn October 20th, Partners for Clean Streams was awarded a $2,500 grant from Dominion and Western Reserve Land Conservancy to expand our Fishing Line Recycling Bin program. This was a part of more than $35,000 given to Ohio watershed organizations in support of their local water quality improvement efforts. PCS is one of 16 different groups from all across Ohio who received awards. For more information, please read the press release

Here in Toledo, we love our waterways but sometimes we truly realize how important they are to us. Partners for Clean Streams is working with many other agencies and organizations in the area with far more expertise and experience in regards to Harmful Algal Blooms and their impacts. We look toward those agencies and organizations to take the lead on this complex and important issue. 

And we welcome being part of this important conversation as we, as a community, move forward to discuss how to form long-lasting solutions. PCS has worked tirelessly on educating the community on caring for our water resources so we can all have the quality of water that is essential to the region, where we live and work and play.  We are also working to create habitat that is resilient and helps stops the nutrients from reaching Lake Erie. We all play an important role in ensure high quality of water through our everyday actions. PCS is always looking for more partners to work with in finding solutions and taking actions.


Join us as a partner and DONATE NOW or join one of our volunteer activities to make a difference today. To do your part in protecting our water, check out these simple tips from our Give Water a Hand Campaign for things you can do every day at home or at your business.


For quality information about Harmful Algal Blooms and their far reaching impacts, here are some articles and resources that explain the issue.


As more information becomes available, we will disperse that information. You can see our recent posts and join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter (using @PCSMaumee, #watercrisis, #emptyglasscity, #fullglasscity).

We look forward to more dynamic and action-based work in the future with our partners to promote clean, clear and safe water for years to come.


Camp Miakonda Restoration (Toledo News Now, interview with Boy Scouts and PCS)

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PCS is teaming up with the Toledo Zoo for their Spring into Action program during May and June.  We will be hosting a series of six stream cleanups in the greater Toledo area to target sites that have substantial marine debris litter.  These events are open to the public and to families of the Toledo ZooTeens who are interested in a conservation project. Register online or by calling our office at (419) 874-0727!

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The greater Toledo area is blessed with extraordinary rivers, creeks and lakes. We rely on these waters for recreation, drinking and for so much of what provides the high quality of life that we enjoy. From the tiniest creeks to the wide bends of the Maumee, these waters have shaped the identity, family traditions and landscape of our region. These waters connect us to each other through shared memories and experiences. At some point between skipping rocks and watching clouds along a river bank, the Toledo-area waterways become an unconscious-but integral- part of our lives. Join Partners for Clean Streams in celebrating our creeks, streams and rivers that connect us all. Love your rivers! Get informed. Become a member. Take action. 


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We invite you to become a partner and donate to help us educate public, hold volunteer cleanup events, and engage stakeholders in large scale projects to improve our waterways in the greater Toledo area. By doing so, you'll enable us to continue our mission to keep our waterways clean, clear, and safe!

At some point between skipping rocks and catching crayfish along the banks of the Maumee or Ottawa, all members of our community have a connection with our area waterways. They have become an unconscious - but integral - part of our lives. Your partnership helps us ensure fishable and swimmable streams, rivers and lakes for generations to come.

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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