PartnershipWe’re pleased to announce the return of our partner paddle clean-ups this year with the Wood County Park District and Metroparks Toledo. Experience a Clean Your Streams 365 program from a new point of view – on the water instead of beside it!

This month, the Wood County Park District is partnering with us to offer a paddle clean-up. On May 17, we’ll depart from the shore of Otsego Park to visit the beautiful Hedges Island and work to remove island trash brought in by early spring flood waters. All participants must register through the Park District volunteer portal.

Also partnering with us, Metroparks Toledo is offering three public paddle clean-ups this summer: June 15 beginning at the Erie Street Market Boast launch on Swan Creek, July 18 at Delaware Island in the Maumee River, and September 7 at Granger Island in the Maumee River. For more details and to register, use the Metroparks’ volunteer portal. All participants must pre-register for these programs.

For all the clean-ups listed above, the coordinating organizations will provide kayaks or canoes and all clean-up supplies, although participants also have the option to bring their own boat. If you have any questions about joining one of these paddle clean-ups or want advice planning a paddle clean-up of your own, you can email [email protected] for more information.