May8Summer will be here before we know it and you know what that means? It’s time for PCS’s summer volunteer opportunities!! Two great ways that you can get involved with PCS this summer is through our annual programs, Get the Lead Out and Clean Your Streams 365.

The water levels of the Maumee River are lowering, slowly, and the walleye have made their runs. That means that soon we can wander along the banks of the Maumee looking for left-behind lead and fishing line. Get the Lead Out is an annual program that is great for volunteers of all ages and can be done throughout the summer season. Check our website’s calendar for dates and details on upcoming GLO events along the Maumee River. Contact our office if interested in learning more or scheduling your own Get the Lead Out event for your group!

Another summer volunteering opportunity is Clean Your Streams 365, which is an extension of our annual Clean Your Streams Day that occurs every September. In an effort to give more power to the public to reduce marine debris locally and because our rivers collect trash year-round, we decided they should be cleaned 365 days a year (except, of course, when the river is flooded or frozen!). Clean Your Streams 365 allows groups of any size, age, and/or ability level to directly improve rivers by working in streams and along the bank. Upon registration, volunteers will be assigned a location to clean depending on their skills, preference, and cleanup needs. We loan out a supply kit complete with cleanup supplies, First Aid kits, data collection reporting forms, and detailed instructions. Date and time depends on weather, water levels of the river, and group preferences. This way, we can give water a hand virtually 365 days a year! For information or to register a group, check out our website.