Currents November 2018

Did you know that the Great Lakes are the biggest freshwater source in the world? Lake Erie is the most productive for fishing of all the Great Lakes. Your support helps make our streams clean, clear and healthy so they can support this complex ecosystem. By donating to PCS, you help us reach our goals of restoring rivers that lead to Lake Erie beaches that promote fishable and swimmable conditions for generations.

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HuntingtonCenterIt’s the most wonderful time of the year – to volunteer!  PCS is excited to announce our new partnership with the Huntington Center during their Winter/Spring event season.  As a local non-profit, we are always looking for innovative ways to increase our funding base so that we can continue to increase our environmental and educational impact.  We will be working the concessions at the Huntington Center for several events. Half of all concession proceeds with go directly to PCS so that we can use these unrestricted funds to support our annual programs, such as Clean Your Streams Day, Get the Lead Out, Youth Patch Day Workshop, and more.  We need 10+ volunteers per event, so this is a great opportunity for a group to get service hours or just give back at a fun event.  Check out our signup list of upcoming dates and events and see if you have a few hours to partner with us!  The next event we need volunteers for will be Friday, November 30th for the Trans Siberian Orchetra.  We have three shifts for this event: 1:30-5:00, 1:30-10:30, and 5-10:30.  The deadline to sign up is Friday, November 23rd.  Liability forms must be signed and turned in at the event.  For more information about volunteering at the Huntington concessions, click here.  Volunteers must be 16 years or older at all events and 19 years or older to serve alcohol.  If you can’t make it to any of the Huntington Center events, please consider giving directly to our annual programs through a donation.  It’s the season of giving and we hope you will give us your time so we can continue giving back to our rivers, streams, and lakes.  

AGM2016PCS will be hosting its 12th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, November 27th from 5:30-7:30pm at Nederhouse Community Hall in Olander Park, Sylvania.  We are excited to share our successes from the year with our partners and friends.  Our work for clean, clear, and safe water is only possible from the support of people like you!  The AGM will include appetizers, program presentations and recaps, Challenge Awards presentations, announcement of the 2018 Clean Stream Partner Award, Board election, and fun and fellowship.  Please join us as we look over our accomplishments from the year and set our goals for 2019.  As a special occurrence, the AGM will fall on #GivingTuesday, in which we give back to our community through our time and money and give thanks to our local waterways for providing economic, recreational, and aesthetic value to our lives. Please RSVP online at: or call our office at (419) 874-0727. 

GivingTuesdayAs we enter into the holiday season, it is easy focus on what we are getting.  #GivingTuesday counters this mindset by asking us, what are we giving?  Our streams, rivers, and lakes give so freely to us and PCS works everyday to give back to them.  Please help us show our gratitude by donating directly to our water quality projects and programs on #GivingTuesday – November 27th.  On this day only, we will be eligible for a $5,000 charitable donation through Toledo Community Foundation, a local nonprofit resource center. Your donation will have a real impact on securing clean water in our community.  There are many ways to donate on #GivingTuesday: 

  • mail a check to Partners for Clean Streams (P.O. Box 203, Perrysburg, OH 43552) dated November 27th with #GivingTuesday in the memo line
  • donate online through our secure PayPal account on 11/27
  • look for our Facebook #GivingTuesday donation posts
    • Facebook is generously supporting this day of giving by offering a 1:1 match for all donations made through our PCS Facebook page

Your support on this day allows us to better support our waterways through educational outreach, year-round water quality programs, program materials, and more.  Please, give water a handon November 27th and donate to Partners for Clean Streams on #GivingTuesday.

CullenParkWe might not be able to get out on the water as much during the winter months, but we can still make an effort to conserve it at home during the holidays.  The holiday season signals food, family, and fun times, yet it can also be wasteful if we are not conscious of conservation.  Follow these simple water saving tricks to protect our natural resources and your wallet!



  • Buy recycled paper products
    • Recycled products take less water and energy to produce and manufacture and are just as pretty!
  • Look for leaks in your bathroom
    • With more guests and entertaining, it is important to identify and rectify any water leakage quickly.
    • A leaky toilet can waste as much as 200 gallons an hour!
  • Cook your food in less water, preserving both water and nutritional value.
  • Don’t let the water run while washing your hands or brushing your teeth.
  • Use less meat during your meals.
    • It takes 1,800 gallons of water to produce just one pound of beef!
  • Thaw your food in the refrigerator, not in water.
  • Water your houseplants with leftover melted ice from your holiday festivities.
  • Rinse vegetables in a pan of clean water rather than continually running the faucet.

Water conservation starts at home.  We each can be responsible stewards and consumers of our natural resources. Small actions like these during the holidays can have large impacts throughout the year.  You don’t have to sacrifice during the season to continue supporting our water systems.

Currents: November 2018

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Bob Neubert
President of the Board
Lucas Co. Engineers

Andrew Curran
Vice President
Assistant Scout Executive,
Boy Scouts of America

Joan King
First Solar

Kyle Spicer
Private Citizen

Denise Fonner
Board Member
Private Citizen

Chris Smalley
Board Member
Park Services Supervisor
Metroparks of the Toledo Area

Bill Hoefflin
Board Member
Private Citizen

Partners for Clean Streams Inc. is striving for abundant open space and a high quality natural environment; adequate floodwater storage capacities and flourishing wildlife; stakeholders who take local ownership in their resources; and rivers, streams and lakes that are clean, clear and safe