waterqualityboatcruiseOn the third anniversary of the Lake Erie drinking water crisis, in partnership with the Maumee AOC Advisory Committee, PCS offered the public a chance to tour the Mighty Maumee aboard the Sandpiper boat. Over 60 members of the community took advantage of the opportunity to listen to water quality experts on a range of topics. Our Executive Director, Kris Patterson, Jamie Kochensparger from Lucas County Soil and Water Conservation District, Cheryl Rice with the USDA – Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Paul Bockstahler with the City of Toledo led an insightful discussion on issues affecting our waterways and how individuals can have a positive impact on our water resources. 13abc and WTOL were also present to capture the event and featured it on their news stations. As the Sandpiper cruised down the Maumee River, passengers were able to get views of the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant, the High Level Bridge, the Port Authority area, and the Toledo Terminal Railroad Bridge. Trivia questions about the Maumee Watershed and scenic views of downtown Toledo made the cruise fun for all ages.