Currents | August 2022

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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A GLO volunteer removing tangled fishing line at the Maumee Towpath program in July 2022.So far this year, our volunteers have removed 15+ pounds of fishing line from the Maumee River during Get the Lead Out clean-ups, plus more than 100 pounds of other marine debris. Sign up to GLO and help make our shores safer for wildlife and more welcoming for recreation.

GLO is our marine debris removal program targeting tangled line, lead sinkers, lures, and other fishing trash that could harm wildlife in the Maumee River. Weather and water-levels permitting, join us for one of these family-friendly clean-ups.


August GLO Dates:

  • Sunday, August 14, 12-2pm – Buttonwood Park, Perrysburg Twp.
  • Tuesday, August 23, 6-8pm – Blue Grass Island, Maumee

August CYS 365 Dates:

  • Tuesday, August 16, 6-8pm – Walbridge Park, Toledo
  • Sunday, August 21, 3-5pm – Cullen Park, Point Place

Fishing line collected by volunteers during our clean-ups is cleaned and recycled as much as possible.

Keep in mind that GLO is water-level dependent, since fishing line is often tangled in exposed roots and rocks, so we may need to move locations or cancel a session if an area is inaccessible due to high water. We’ve already relocated a couple programs this season due to high water on the Maumee. The best reason to register ahead of time is that we’ll be sure to send you an email 24-hours advanced warning if one of our programs needs to be relocated or cancelled. We’ll also post an update on our social media.


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