Every year, hundreds of Partners for Clean Streams volunteers—people like you!—take to the waters and remove the garbage that doesn’t belong there. In 2012 alone, volunteers removed over 18,000 pounds of trash on Clean Your Streams Day! Plus, volunteers removed 173 pounds of lead sinkers left over from fishing in the Maumee River. Your efforts really add up!

Partners for Clean Streams is dedicated to the waterways of the greater Toledo area, but we depend on your support. So, as your group comes together and joins 1,000 other volunteers at the 2013 Clean Your Streams Day, we want to know:


We challenge each group that is registered for this year’s event to pool dimes, nickels, quarters and pennies. Search under sofa cushions! Raid piggy banks! Empty car cupholders! Set out a jar in the office! We will weigh your group’s collective Change to see which group brings the most.

Bring your change with you to the Appreciation Picnic AFTER the cleanup. Each group’s collective Change will be weighed and weight totals will be marked on a board at the Picnic. The group with the heaviest change wins the Challenge and will receive a mystery award. Bring on the Change for Rivers!