Clean Your Streams Day

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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Clean Your Streams

Clean Your Streams

CYSBe a part of the Northwest Ohio environmental tradition to remove marine debris floating down our rivers, streams, and in our lakes! Clean Your Streams Day (CYS) provides a positive impact on the environment and in our community. For three hours on one day in September, approximately one thousand volunteers join forces to remove marine debris from over 30 miles of rivers in the greater Toledo-area. Volunteers gather at one of the several kickoff locations to clean up dozens of high-profile stream bank sites along 5 major waterways, tributaries, and ditches throughout the community. Volunteers of all ages remove and record what they find on data cards, which are later sent to the Ocean Conservancy for inclusion in International Coastal Cleanup records. Many groups, such as youth volunteer groups, businesses, church groups, and environmental organizations participate in friendly CYS group challenges.

Your safety is, as always, our priority. We've updated some of our programs to maximize your safety during this time check them out here.

Save the DateAfter a couple of hours of cleaning Toledo's waterways, volunteers gather for an Appreciation Picnic where they are treated to lunch, thanked with an event t-shirt, and provided with cleanup results, door prizes, challenge awards, and education regarding watershed health. There are many ways to support this effort, and we hope you'll join us this year, for the COVID friendly 24th Annual Clean Your Streams Day!

Registration details will be posted on this website closer to the event date (September 26th, 2020).

Help Support Clean Streams!

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