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

Challenge winners celebrate their workTo make cleaning our streams even more exciting, Partners for Clean Streams hosts friendly challenges. Challenge your friends, family, a rival team, or collegeas to collect the most trash, find unusual items, or make a big impact by bringing the most volunteers or taking the best before-and-after clean-up photos!

Click here for a detailed guide on how to get involved in Youth, Collegiate, and General Challenges in the 26th Annual Clean Your Streams.

 

 

Youth Group CYS Challenge Awards
Most Volunteers: Awarded to the groups with the most CYS participants.
Battle of the Bags: Awarded to the groups who fill the greatest number of trash bags.
Awesome Effort: For youth groups, awarded to the groups with the largest average number of bags per person.

Collegiate Group CYS Challenge Awards
Most Volunteers: Awarded to the groups with the most CYS participants.
Battle of the Bags: Awarded to the groups who fill the greatest number of trash bags.
Awesome Effort: Awarded to the groups that find the most food wrappers, which have surpassed cigarette butts as the #1 removed trash on CYS Day.
Best Before-and-After: Awarded to the biggest before-and-after impact captured via photo.
Strangest Find: Awarded to the most unusual items removed and documented via photo.

Challenges for All
Everyone is welcome to share your Best Before-and-After and Strangest Find photos on social media with @PCSMaumee and use #CleanYourStreams419. PCS staff will vote for the winners!

Recognition for Businesses, Nonprofits, and Other Groups
When you check-in at your kickoff, let your Kickoff Coordinator know your group name and how many members are participating. Your group will be recognized with a River Partner Certification after CYS Day, as well as featured on the PCS webpage and other materials.

Watershed Warrior: 50+ volunteers
River Guardian: 30-49 volunteers
Stream Protector: 10-29 volunteers
Creek Crusader: 1-9 volunteers

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