Currents | March 2021

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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March currents fishinglineIn the Great Lakes, we have access to one of the greatest freshwater resources in the world. With this freshwater resource comes an abundance of life, especially in and around the Maumee River. In early spring, the walleye run signals the first signs of life returning to the Maumee after a cold winter. As thousands of walleye journey to spawning grounds, thousands of anglers also journey to the Maumee to cast a chance at reeling in a Northwest Ohio delicacy. The celebration of the return of the walleye is not met without hazard. Given the sheer amount of fishing line being used during this period, there is an abundance of fishing line that is lost or discarded improperly. This stray fishing line now poses to catch something it never intended, other wildlife. If you are planning on going out to fish this year, you can check out our map to view all current locations of bins to properly dispose of fishing line. If you want to sponsor, host, or adopt a bin to help fishing line attract only its intended target, follow this link

Fishing line is an entanglement hazard for wildlife that depends on the Maumee River. One line disposed of improperly can wreak havoc on the vitality of our streams. This is why even during a time of celebration and fishing, it is critical that fishing line be disposed of properly. Fishing line bins are a great way to reduce the impact of fishing in the Maumee River. All fishing line returned to Partners for Clean Streams will be sent to the Berkley Conservation Institute where they will be recycled into fish habitat structures, park benches, and so much more! 

hiring 2021 2We are looking for a dynamic leader with excellent organizational skills to join us part-time as a Program Coordinator! Some of the responsibilities include volunteer management, leading programming (like our stream cleanups), and educational outreach. The application period has been extended through March 7th at midnight. Find the full job description and how to apply here:

Program Coordinator Job Description 

If you know of someone else who might be interested in applying, please feel free to pass the information along!

March currents PledgeWe are all familiar with pledges, like the Pledge of Allegiance, often recited when we were kids in elementary school. A pledge is a significant promise to upkeep. But what is the significance of a pledge for better waterways? Pledging to protect our waterways can be actionable and a measurable way to ensure our waterways are being protected. These pledges give our local municipalities a rough number of how many people are doing their best to make our waterways safe and who their programs are reaching. Many of these pledges are things that you might already do, like picking up after your pet’s poo or skipping the straw at restaurants. It is great to show you are taking those steps already, by affirming it with a pledge. Check out these sources to learn more about pledges, take a pledge, and to share pledges with your friends and families!

Picking up Pet Poo

Reducing Lawn Fertilizer 

Utilizing Native Plants

Waterfowl Management (NEW!) 


Super Kids

Skipping the Straw


March currents PresentEarth day is right around the corner, meaning there is no better time to reflect on our impacts on our environment. If you are looking for a way to engage your organization or club into being environmentally conscious during this time, look no further than Partners for Clean Streams Presentation! Our program will provide information on the issue of marine debris in the Great Lakes, what we can do to help, and the initiatives we lead to help to solve the problem. We currently are presenting at Glass City Professionals, Wood County District Public Library, and Rotary Clubs and are constantly updating our calendar. Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get something for your organization booked today! And perhaps, after the presentation, you will want to go out and Clean Your Streams! 

Currents: March 2021

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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