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  • July

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    What: Join staff and volunteers of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and Partners for Clean Streams for a Beach Cleanup. We will spend about an hour picking up any trash we encounter along the beach. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water. Supplies such as gloves, bags, and trash pickers will be provided. Space Limited!

    Where: Lakefront Dike! Volunteers will meet at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and be shuttled to the Lakefront Dike along the Wildlife Drive.

    When: The event will take place on Saturday, July 13th from 10:30am to 1:00pm.

    How: Register Here! or Call (419) 898-0014 for more information and to register. Space is limited.

  • July

    Kimble’s Landing, 12315 Grand Rapids Rd, Grand Rapids, OH 43522, USA

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    The Maumee River was designated as Scenic and Recreational by the State of Ohio 50 years ago. To celebrate its impact on the lives of everyone and everything, the Scenic Rivers Program in the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves will be hosting a festival!

    This festival is open to the public, with three food trucks that will be located in the parking lot and the Wildlife Mobile Kitchen from the Ohio Division of Wildlife along the trail. Activities for friends and family include (but are not limited to):

    • Stream Quality Monitoring 
    • Fish Seining
    • Build Your Own Buffer Zone
    • Canal Boat Rides (subject to fees through Metroparks Toledo)
    • Upcycling Invasives (Honeysuckle Walking-Stick Creation; Limited Supplies)
    • Build Your Own Caddisfly Case (Limited Supplies)
    • Native Plant Sale 
    • Boat and Paddling Safety

    Other partners (including Partners for Clean Streams) from the watershed will be in attendance to highlight both the river and the ongoing dedication to our lands and its history. Come out to celebrate with us and learn about the Maumee and its watershed, how we have interacted with it through the ages, and what is being done in the area for its conservation!


    Please email Rowan Coburn-Griffis with any questions regarding the event.  

    Visit this link for more information!

  • July

    Riverview Area (Shelter & Playground), Unnamed Road, Maumee, OH 43537, USA

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    Join us to Get the Lead Out! Help us remove debris including fishing line, lures, and more from the shoreline of Blue Grass Island. 

    Volunteers will meet PCS staff at the Riverview Area at Side Cut Metropark. Park in the adjacent lot.

    Register at https://bit.ly/PCSCleanupSignup