LaurenRushPCS is very lucky to have a wonderful partner just down the road here in Perrysburg.  Lauren Rush is the City of Perrysburg’s Stormwater Program Technician.  She has partnered with us for many of our annual programs including: Youth Patch Day, Storm Drain Marking, and Clean Your Streams Day.  She has grown the Perrysburg CYS kick-off site in her two years as the Kickoff Coordinator.  This year, her volunteers removed over 3,600 pounds of debris from 12 different Perrysburg kick-off cleanup sites.  Lauren, along with Co-Coordinator Kevin Laughlin, have been very diligent in assessing which sites would benefit most from a cleanup group.  Even the Mayor of Perrysburg, Tom Mackin, and Councilman Haraz Ghanbari showed up to volunteer at the Perrysburg kickoff with her this year!

Lauren is responsible for storm water permitting and regulating.  Throughout the year, she educates the public about the importance and function of storm drains.  Many people are surprised to learn that they are directly connected to our river and our drinking water source.  Her work in the community reaches people of all ages and connects them to the symbiotic relationship with have with our water resources. Lauren is an asset not only to PCS but also to the City of Perrysburg.  Thank you for helping us to encourage active stewardship of our waterways through education and hands-on activities!