Currents | June 2023

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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Volunteers pose during a Clean Your Streams 365 clean-up at Orleans Park in May 2023.Sign-up for our upcoming programs, including Clean Your Streams 365, a Get the Lead Out clean-up, and a paddle clean-up with Metroparks Toledo. Volunteer opportunities are on our website calendar and listed below.

June 10, 2:30pm-4:30pm
Clean Your Streams 365 – Middlegrounds Metropark
Remove marine debris from the shores of the Maumee River at Middlegrounds Metropark. Learn more and register:

June 11, 12:00pm-5:00pm
Educational Table at Metroparks Outdoor Expo – Glass City Metropark
Stop by our table to learn about the most prevalent types of marine debris in our area and check out fishing line recycling activities.

June 13, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Clean Your Streams 365 – Promenade Park
Remove marine debris from the shores of the Maumee River at Promenade Park. Learn more and register:

June 15, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Paddle Clean-up Clean Your Streams 365 – Swan Creek Landing
Remote marine debris from the shoes of Swan Creek via canoe! We’re working with Metroparks Toledo to clean up Swan Creek, preventing trash from reaching the Maumee River and Lake Erie. Learn more and register via the Metroparks Toledo volunteer portal.

June 25, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Get the Lead Out – Orleans Park
Remove fishing line, lead sinkers, hooks, lures and other debris from the shores of the Maumee River at Orleans Park. Learn more and register:

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