All Caught Up with Get the Lead Out!

June1The weight is over. Get the Lead Out! is back and better than ever! Join us for our first public outing this Thursday, June 9, from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Riverview parking lot in Side Cut Metropark. In the aftermath of the spring fishing runs, over three miles of the Maumee River between Perrysburg and Maumee need to be cleaned and you can be the one to do it! Anglers, whether knowingly or not, leave behind fishing line and lead, and this is detrimental to wildlife and all who enjoy the river. Volunteers collect the derelict lead and fishing line, which will eventually get recycled. This program is great for volunteers of all ages and can be done throughout the summer season.  You can also schedule your own Get the Lead Out!, whenever is convenient for you.  Last year, PCS volunteers collected over 15 pounds of lead sinkers and this year, we hope to do more. Still need convincing that this program is a great fit for you and your family? Check out this video for a walk along on the water. As mentioned before, the first public Get the Lead Out! is on Thursday, June 9. For those of you who like to plan ahead, here are the additional public dates throughout the summer (weather and water level permitting): June 23, July 14 and 26, and August 9 and 25. These events are open to everyone and all experience levels are welcome. Please come prepared with appropriate shoes and attire – we suggest close-toed, waterproof or old shoes, and clothing you don’t mind getting wet or dirty. We will provide the supplies. RSVP for one, or all, of the public outings by calling our office at 419-874-0727. This is just one more way we all can protect our precious river.