volunteerweekOur water quality programs would not be possible without the dedication of our volunteers.  April 7th-13th is National Volunteer Week, when we celebrate all the volunteers who helped us improve our local environment throughout the year.  Our Storm Drain Marking, CYS 365, Get the Lead Outs, Glass City Marathon Green Team, Fishing Line Recycling Bins, and of course, Clean Your Streams Day programs are only successful because of volunteers like you!  In 2018, we had 1,584 individuals who came out to take care of our streams.  We are inspired by how many people care about the health of our waterways.  If you want to support our streams, there are several upcoming opportunities for you to volunteer.

  • Perrysburg is hosting their Great American Cleanup every Saturday morning from 9am-12pm from April 6th – May 18th.  Contact Judy Hagen with the City of Perrysburg for more information and to register.  She will provide all necessary supplies.   
  • Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is the largest youth service and civic action event in the world and the only one that celebrates, expands, and sustains the capacity of all youth ages 5-25 and their communities to thrive by working together for the common good.  Get a jump-start on Earth Day by organizing a group to monitor and clean out our Fishing Line Recycling Bins along the Maumee River or organize a stream cleanup (even if you it’s still too cold to get in the water!). More information about GYSD can be found online.
  • Join the #trashchallenge trending on Twitter! Teens around the world are improving the environment by removing as much trash as possible and documenting their efforts with before and after pictures.  Contact us to participate in the #trashchallenge through our CYS365 program.  We provide all the supplies you need to make a difference.