16th Annual Clean Your Streams Success

A record shattering, 1,165 volunteers joined us for the 16th Annual Clean Your Streams on Saturday, the 15th. With 9 kickoff location and at least 60 sites cleaned, dedicated volunteers removed bags of garbage, tires and many other large items from our local streams and rivers. Those numbers impressed even our planning team. And the tallies are still rolling in! Volunteers removed plastic bottles, food wrappers and countless “everyday items” but also a bunch of bizarre items as well. These included a bike, a plastic slide from a swing set, a credit card, a fake mustache, a mop head, a chair back massager, a pool liner and many others. All the tires we collected are being recycled by Bridgestone-Firestone in their One Team, One Planet program. We will be posting more results as we get them. So check our Facebook page and on the Clean your Streams’ web page soon.


Did you take any great photos at Clean Your Streams and want to share? We would love to see them! Please send them to [email protected]. We did receive some great media coverage from the Toledo Blade showing a volunteer’s prospective of cleaning river near Sylvania. Check out this informative article!


So far, we have received some great feedback so far. One volunteer said they were “very appreciative of the efforts to keep our waterways clean” while another volunteer said “I love Clean Your Streams!” We love the enthusiasm of the volunteers that joined us. If you have any feedback, we would love to hear it! Thank you to everyone who participated. Great job cleaning our streams! We will see you next year for the 17th Annual Clean Your Streams!