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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.

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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The 17th Annual Pay Datch Workshop was quite a success!  We had almost 60 kids come out in the snow to the UT's Lake Erie Center.  The kids were split into six groups each with a specific color that rotated through hands-on activities focused on habitat and water qualty.  Jamie Kochensparger with Lucas Soil & Water Conservation District hosted "Worm's World" about the importance of composting; Lauren Rush with the City of Perrysburg featured the enviroscape and how pollution affects watersheds; Andrea Beard with the City of Oregon presented on plastic pollution; Beth Landers with Wood Co. Soil & Water Conservation District had an activity about pollinators and the life cycle of a butterfly; Rachel Lohner and UT grad students showcased the impact of invasive species on indigenous fish populations; and Black Swamp Bird Observatory entertained the kids with an activity about adaptation and how different bird's beaks are specialized for specific purposes.  Thanks so much to our presenters and our participants for a fun and educational patch day workshop!  Wear your Partnering for Clean Streams patch with pride!  Check out our Facebook or our Patch Day Photo Album for pictures!

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For the fourth year, PCS will be the “Green Team” at the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon in April.  We are responsible for helping make the marathon as sustainable as possible through reducing supply waste and diverting thousands of pounds of recyclable materials from a lifetime in a landfill.  Last year, the Green Team recycled almost 3,000 pounds of cardboard, glass, aluminum, plastic, heat sheets, Gu packs, and more!  We are looking for volunteers to help us in our Earth Month efforts. We have three shifts to fill:  

  • Saturday, April 27th from 8 – 11am
  • Sunday, April 28th from 8 – 11am
  • Sunday, April 28th from 11 – 2:30pm

Volunteers will be working in the Glass Bowl Stadium and Lot 10, encouraging recycling during the post-race party.  All volunteers will receive a free Glass City Marathon t-shirt.  If you are interested in doing something positive for the planet during Earth Month, the “Green Team” is a great opportunity for you to make a tangible difference.  You can sign up through Glass City Marathon’s volunteer website and search for “Green Team.”  Or contact PCS and we will be happy to register you or your group.  If you can’t make it to the marathon, please consider supporting us as a charity partner through a donation.  At PCS, we promote healthy runners and healthy rivers!  

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Congrats to Bill Davis, Volunteer Manager at the Toledo Zoo, for receiving our 2018 Clean Stream Partner Award during our Annual General Meeting.  Bill Davis has been involved with Clean Your Streams Day since 2002 - over 16 years!  He has helped PCS grow and expand our other annual programs such as CYS 365, Get the Lead Out, Fishing Line Recycling Bins, Youth Patch Day, and Glass City Marathon Green Team.  His dedication to leading the Toledo ZooTeens to be environmental stewards and teaching them to give back to our community through voluteering earned him this award.  We are very grateful to our past, present, and future partnership with Bill Davis and the Toledo ZooTeens and thank him for all he has done for our organization and our streams, rivers, and Lake Erie!

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Join us for our 12th Annual General Meeting as we reflect on the accomplishments of 2018 and look forward towards expanding our mission in the new year.  We will be hosting our AGM on Tuesday, November 27th from 5:30-7:30 at Nederhouser Community Hall in Olander Park, Sylvania.  Guests will enjoy appetizers and desserts, our annual program presentation, CYS Challenge Award Winners, and the announcement of our Clean Stream Partner Award.  Please RSVP online or call our office at (419) 874-0727.  The AGM falls on #GivingTuesday this year, a day we give back to causes we care about.  Please consider giving to PCS on 11/27 through PayPal, Facebook, or by check or cash, so we can continue to work for our waterways in 2019! Thank you for supporting PCS and helping us improve local water quality this year.

Partners for Clean Streams is excited to announce our new partnership with the Huntington Center for 2018-2019.  This partnership will allow us to raise unrestricted funds that go directly to our annual programs, such as Clean Your Streams Day, Get the Lead Out, Youth Patch Day Workshop, and more!  We need you to be a partner with us!  We are looking for 10+ volunteers for the following events to help us sell concessions at the Huntington Center.  For a few hours of your time, you can help us to continue to work to improve water quality in Northwest Ohio (and maybe enjoy a game or performance for free!) Volunteers must be 16 years or older to volunteer and 19+ to serve alcohol.   We will be responsible for selling the concessions and cleaning up the area following the end of the event.  Please wear khaki or black pants, any-style shirt (preferably blue or white), and non-slip, closed-toe shoes.  If you are interested in helping us at the Huntington Center this Fall/Spring, please read the Volunteer Guidelines document, print and sign your liability waiver, and sign up online.  For more information about how you can volunteer with us, please call our office at (419) 874-0727.

Partners for Clean Streams is excited to announce our new partnership with the Huntington Center for 2018-2019.  This partnership will allow us to raise unrestricted funds that go directly to our annual programs, such as Clean Your Streams Day, Get the Lead Out, Youth Patch Day Workshop, and more!  We need you to be a partner with us!  We are looking for 12+ volunteers for the following events to help us sell concessions at the Huntington Center.  For a few hours of your time, you can help us to continue to work to improve water quality in Northwest Ohio (and maybe enjoy a game or performance for free!) Volunteers must be 19 years+ for all Walleye games and 16+ for other events.   We will be responsible for selling the concessions and cleaning up the area following the end of the event.  Please wear khaki or black pants, any-style shirt (preferably blue or white), and non-slip, closed-toe shoes.  If you are interested in helping us at the Huntington Center this Fall/Spring, please read the Volunteer Guidelines document, print and sign your liability waiver, and sign up online.  For more information about how you can volunteer with us, please call our office at (419) 874-0727.

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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