CYS 23 Registration

Volunteers posing with trash collected at CYS 22The 23rd Annual Clean Your Streams Day is next month – Saturday, September 21st!  As in past years, there will be seven Kickoff Sites around the Toledo area, from which individual teams will disperse to pre-determined cleanup sites. Online registration will open later this month. We are still looking for site captains to help lead the individual teams. If you are considering signing up as a site captain and have questions, please do not hesitate to contact PCS via email or phone.

We are also looking for individuals, organizations, groups, and businesses interested in sponsoring this event. Depending on the level of giving, sponsorship will be recognized on Clean Your Streams Day t-shirts, event posters, PCS website, Appreciation Picnic signage, and verbally by our MC during the event.  This is a great way to show your commitment to healthy waterways and a healthy community!  If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact our office at (419) 874-0727 for more information. 

We are also in need of gift cards to stores, such as Kroger, Panera Bread, Walmart, Meijer, and Bigby Coffee to help supply breakfast for hundreds of volunteers.  If you are able to supply any of these items, please contact us so we can arrange pick up and thank you for your donation.

Please don’t forget about the Volunteer Appreciation Picnic after our streams are cleaned! Volunteers will be eligible for door prizes, a paid raffle, a free lunch, and a participation t-shirt.  We would love to showcase your support for clean waterways through donated items.  Specifically, we would appreciate ecologically-friendly items such as reusable water bottles, shopping bags, reusable lunch boxes, and more.  We are also looking for gift cards and certificates to local events, restaurants, stores, and activities.  Large items for the paid raffle (outdoor experiences, kayak, fishing gear, etc.) help us to fund our annual programs and keep doing more for our water resources.  Show your appreciation for our streams, rivers, and lake at the Appreciation Picnic through a monetary or gift donation. 

Look for Clean Your Streams 23 registration to be open to the public in a couple weeks.  We will be announcing it on our social media and website.  Like us on Facebook (Partners for Clean Streams and Maumee AOC), follow us on Twitter and Instagram (pcsmaumee and#cleanyourstreams419) for updates, pictures, and everything CYS!  Last year, we had the 2nd highest volunteer turnout in the program’s history and these volunteers removed the most trash ever; 35,000 pounds of debris from our local waterways!  With your help, we can tackle even more marine debris this year!