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Article Index

2022 December 2022 Annual Reflection: Return to Community, Winter Holiday Water Stewardship, Restrictions Lifted on Fish and Wildlife Consumption in the Maumee AOC, Jeff MacKenzie: 2022 Environmental Stewardship and Involvement Award Winner
2022 November Celebrate Water Stewardship at our 2022 Annual General Meeting, Reflections From Our Program Intern, Efforts Toward Trash Free Toledo Waters, Give Your Waterways a Hand on Giving Tuesday
2022 October 9 Kickoffs, 62 Sites, 652 Volunteers Unite for One Cause: Clean Water, Clean Your Streams Doesn't End in September, Don't Leaf Your Storm Drains Hanging, Gratitude for Our Clean Your Streams Supporters
2022 September Challenge Yourself During CYS 26, Clean Swell App Refresher, An Introduction to Marine Debris, Ocean Conservancy and PCS
2022 August CYS 26 Registration Open, What's GLOing on this August?, Setting the Standard for Water Quality Monitoring, Get to Know the CYS 26 Planning Team
2022 July Fish and Wildlife Habitat Restoration in the Maumee Area of Concern, Leading the Way on Lead Sinker Clean-Ups, Your Choices Can Protect Clean Water, Seeking New Project Ideas for Tenmile Creek Watershed Plan
2022 June Introducing Our Program and Water Quality Monitoring Interns, "Drains Are For Rain" Takes Our Region By Storm, Returning Tabling and Outreach Events, Try a Paddle Clean-Up for a New Stewardship Point of View
2022 May Volunteers Go the Distance at the 45th Annual Glass City Marathon, Clean Your Streams 365 in Full-Swing, Why Marine Debris Matters, Trash Free Waters Toledo in 2022
2022 April Sisters of St. Francis Support Clean Your Streams, Spring Cleaning with CYS 365, Earth Month Community Events, Community Water Action in Toledo
2022 March The Walleye Run, Fishing Line Recycling Bins, and YOU!, Green Team Volunteering Now Open, Save Water While Saving Money, Fishing Line Recycling Host Spotlight
2022 February A Salty Project: "Reducing the Impact of Chlorides," Sponsor a Fishing Line Recycling Bin, Water Resources to Keep You Busy All Winter, A Maumee AOC History Lesson
2022  January Getting to Know Our Miroplastics: Beads/Pellets, 2021 Stewardship and Involvement Award, Schedule a Speaking Engagement, Welcome 2022 Board of Directors
2021 December 2021 AGM: Still time to RSVP!, Stewardship and Science on the Maumee, 2021 Reflection: Adaptation and Generosity
2021 November Donate on Giving Tuesday, 2021 Annual General Meeting, Clean Your Streams 25 By the Numbers, Getting to Know Our Microplastics: Foam
2021 October A Successful Silver Anniversary, More than a Clean-up to Me: An International Coastal Clean-up Reflection, Getting to know our Microplastics: Fragments, Don’t Leaf it Alone!
2021 September 25 Years of Amazing Volunteers, Register for Clean Your Streams 25!, Help us reach our goal of $2,500!, Clean Your Streams Day Clean Swell Refresher
2021 August Get the Lead Out, August Edition!, 25 Years of Cleaner Water; Worth Every Penny, Celebrate the Silver Anniversary of Clean Your Streams Day!, Toledo Leads Community Partners for Trash Free Waters
2021 July Registration Open for GLO!, 25th Anniversary of Clean Your Streams - Save the Date, Donate to Your Waterways, Getting to know our Microplastics: Fibers
2021 June  Volunteers On-Track to a Fantastic Year, Your Summer on the River, Otter Creek Sediment Removal Process, River Rally- A Virtual Confluence 
2021 May Meet Olivia, Our New Program Coordinator, Having a Splash this Summer, Oak Openings Blue Week, Green Team for the Win, Annual Report Coming Soon! 
2021 April Happy Earth Month!, Run for the Blue (Gold) Metal, Native Plant Month, Live Green Give Green
2021 March Next Marine Debris in Line to Tackle: The Walleye Run, Join the Team!, Presenting: Partners for Clean Streams, A Pledge for Better Waterways
2021 February  World Wetlands Day, Glass City Marathon. ICYMI- Ohio EPA Movie, Microplastics in the Maumee
2021 January  A New Year, A New Hope, Be a Little Less Salty this Winter, Giving Recap, Binge on Water...Documentaries
2020 December Thank you!, Annual General Meeting News, Make Your Holiday Purchases Give a Little More, NOAA Marine Debris Art Contest Ends December 19th
2020 November

Clean Your Streams 24 Impact, Virtual Annual General Meeting, The Season of Reflection and Giving, Exciting Marine Debris News!

2020 October CYS 24 Success! PCS Annual General Meeting in November, Leaf It Be? Never!, Conservation Week
2020 September

Registration is Open for CYS 24, GLO August Recap, Plastic Reduction, Northwest Ohio Community Shares


2020 August Ready, Set, GLO!, Citizens in the Community, Committed to Volunteer Safety, The Diligent Work of the AOC
2020 July Get the Lead Out Soon, Summertime Water Sustainability, Storm Drain Marking Updated, Donate to PCS at No Cost to You
2020 June  Celebrate 24 Years of Clean Your Streams!, Rain Barrel Purchase Opportunity Extended, Recycling during COVID, CYS 365 on Your Phone!
2020 May  Meet Our New Program Coordinator, Meet Our New Communications and Outreach Specialist, Educational Opportunities!, Blue Week is Going Virtual!, Living Sustainably
2020 April  Mercy Health Glass City Marathon Cancellation, Rain Barrels for Sale!, PCS Volunteers – What Can You do this April?, Native Plant Month is Here!
2020 March  Youth Line Up to Help Keep Line Out (of the water), Be a part of the Green Team!, Rain Water Capture/Diversion Can Benefit Your Garden & Lake Erie!, Follow Us to Cleaner Streams
2020 February  We are Hiring!, Partner Profile: Randy Nissen, Helping Find Solutions for OUR Area of Concern!, Glass City Marathon Green Team: 2020
2020 January  Clean Your Streams: Beyond the Day, Did You Know?, Partner Profile: Rick Bryan, De-icing Tips for a Safe Winter and a Healthy Watershed
2019  December  #GivingTuesdayNWO, 2019 Impacts, New Operating Support Grant for 2020
2019 November   Clean Your Streams 23 Results, International Coastal Clean - 2019 Report, Annual General Meeting, #GivingTuesday 2019
2019  October  Clean Yours Streams 23 Recap, Thank You to our Clean Your Streams Supporters, Challenge Award Winners, Momentum Arts Festival: Re-home a Herdling
2019 September  It's time to Clean Your Streams!, Welcome our New Program Coordinator, Paddling for a Trash-free Maumee, Lake Erie Algal Bloom
2019 August

 Get the Lead Out - Finally!, Canoe Cleanups, CYS 23 Registration, Marine Debris Newsletter, Clean Swell

2019 July

 5th Annual Water Quality Boat Cruise, Get the Lead Out, Clean Your Streams 23, Canoemobile Recap

2019 June

 CYS 23 Save the Date, Support Your through Sponsorship, Canoemobile, Water Quality Boat Cruise Save the Date

2019 May  Spring into Action Cleanups, Canoe Cleanups, Plastic Reduction Workshop Glass City Marathon Green Team, Meet our New Watershed Coordinator - Amanda Kovach
2019 April  Glass City Marathon Green Team, Earnest Brew Works Fundraiser for PCS, National Volunteer Week, Earth Day Events in NW Ohio, Live Green - Give Green
2019 March 17th Annual Patch Day Program, Run for the Green Team, "Spring into Action" New Partnership with Toledo Zoo, Storm Drain Marking
2019 February  Patch Day Registration is Open, Goodbye Program Coordinator Paul Fuzinksi, PCS Partner Profile: Marilyn DuFour, We Love the Great(est) Lakes - Lake Erie
2019 January  2019 Goals, PCS New Board Member: Bill Buri, Help at the Huntington Center, Clear Choices Clean Water, PCS Partner Profile: Lauren Rush
2018 December  12th Annual General Meeting - Thank You, We Need Your Help at the Huntington Center, We Love Our Volunteers, Support Your Streams
2018 November  Clean Your Streams 22 Results, Help us at the Huntington Center, Annual General Meeting - Tues 11/27, #GivingTuesdayNWO, Ways to Save Water this Holiday Season
2018 October  Clean Your Streams 22 Recap, Thank You Clean Your Streams Supporters!, Challenge Award Winners, Track Your Trash, Meet our Intern - Barbie Kalta
2018 September  It's Time to Clean Your Streams, Are You Up for the Challenge?, NOAA Grant Award, Left-behind Lead and Line, Paddles with a Purpose
2018 August 4th Annual Water Quality Boat Cruise - LAST CALL, Clean Your Streams' Supplies and Sponsors, Go Out and Get the Lead Out with US, More Partner Paddles with PCS
2018 July Cleanup Competition, Save the Dates: CYS 22 and Water Quality Boat Cruise, Summer Paddle with Partners, The Right Way to Recycle
2018  June  Care for your Streams this Summer, Romp in the Swamp, Canoe with Clean Streams, Maumee River Water Trail
2018 May The Green Team Rocked Recycling, Spring Cleaning, Scenic Rivers Movie Screening, The Problems with Single-Use Plastics
2018 April Toledo Lake Erie C3W - Volunteer Service, National Volunteer Week, Go Green - Join the GCM Green Team - the LAST CALL, Partnering for Clean Streams Youth Patch Day Workshop Recap 
2018 March 16th Annual Partnering for Clean Streams Youth Patch Day Workshop - LAST CALL, Spa-getting Dinner, and a Lecture, Join the Green Team, Spring Walleye Run, and Fishing Line Recycling Bins, Did you Know we RAP?
2018 February Patch Day Registration is Open, A Greener Mercy Health Glass City Marathon, Why Straws Suck for Marine Life, Ice, Ice Baby
2018 January New Year, New Resolutions, Well Deserved Clean Stream Partner Award, Meet Your New Board Members, Tips for Safer Streets and Safer Salting
2017 December AGM RSVP, Wrap Up the Year by Wrapping at Bass Pro, 2017 in Review, Your Waterways Need Your Help
2017 November #Giving Tuesday = Giving Back, Clean Your Streams 21 Made an Impact, More Ways to Give Water a Hand, FUNdraisers, 6th Annual General Meeting
2017 October 21st Annual Clean Your Streams Day, Challenge Award Winners, Upcoming Cleanups, Clean Your Streams and Storm Drains 
2017 September  21st Annual Clean Your Streams Registration is Now Closed, 2017 Get the Lead Out Program, Fishing Line Recycling Bins, The Third Annual Water Quality Boat Cruise, Become a Member 
2017 August  Annual Water Quality Boat Cruise, Get the Lead Out, New Addition to the Staff, Lake Erie Public Access Sites, Become a PCS Member
2017 July  Become a PCS Member, Clean Your Streams Registration, Get the Lead Out, Life Jacket Safety
2017 June  Join us for Get the Lead Out This Summer, Adopt a Bin, The 2016 Annual Report is Available for Download, The Life of Fishing Line
2017 May We're hiring, SDM Recap, Save the Date CYS 21, GCM Recap, Summer Volunteer Opportunities, Camp Miakonda Turns 100
2017 April Register for SDM, Fishing Line Recycling Bins, Celebrate Earth Month, Plant with a Purpose
2017 March Success at Patch Day, Global Youth Service Day, New Program Coordinator Paul, Unique Partnership with GCM
2017 February Register for Patch Day, New Board President, GCM Volunteer Opportunity, Wetlands, Run for the Rivers
2017 January Register for Patch Day, AGM Recap, Welcome New Board Members, Water Tips
2016 December A Year to Celebrate - 2016
2016 November AGM, Maumee AOC Summit, Giving Tuesday, Leaves 
2016 October 20th CYS Big Impact, CYS 20 Challenge Winners, CYS 365, AGM Save the Date
2016 September Register for CYS, CYS Social Media, New Marine Debris webpage, 2015 annual report available
2016 August CYS Challenges, Water Quality Cruise, New Pig Competition, Eliminate Marine Debris at the Source 
2016 July Upcoming Outreach, Support CYS, CYS 365, Watering Practices 
2016 June GLO promo, Paddle Cleanup with Metroparks, River Rally 2016, Lake Sturgeon Reintroduction to the Maumee


May Postponed Tree Training, SDM Recap, Save the Date CYS 20, Summer Volunteer Opportunities, GCM Green Team Success
2016 April Earth Month, Tree Training Workshop, Adopt a Bin, Support Waterways, PCS presence in the media, Rain Barrels
2016 March Patch Day Recap, SDM recruitment, GCM Volunteering, Clean Spring Cleaning
2016 February Register for Patch Day, New Board Member Chris Smalley, Goodbye Ava, Winter Outdoor Activities



AOC Summit, MAAC Seeking New Members, End of Year Giving, GCM Announcement, AGM Success, River Hero - Bob Neubert
2015 November AGM Promo, AOC Summit, We're Hiring
2015 October CYS Success, Marine Debris Challenge, AGM Save the Date, We're Hiring, Where Conservation meets Art
2015 September Change for Change, Marine Debris in Your Backyard
2015 August CYS Registration Open, CYS Challenges, CYS Donors, Sandpiper Cruise Recap, NFWF Grant to expand CYS
2015 July GLO Cleanups, CYS 365, Water Quality Boat Cruise, Ali (Intern), The Maumee Reminds us of her Might (Kris)
2015 June GLO Promo, Paddle Cleanup, Maumee Corps
2015 May SDM recap, Earth Day, Change for Change, Amazon Smile
2015 April Adopt an FLRB, Earth Day, Conservation Educator of the Year, Flooding
2015 March SDM Registration, FLRB, CYS 365 Introduction, 13th Annual Patch Day Recap
2015 February FLRB Building Workshop, MAAC update, AOC Conference
2015 January Maumee AOC Grants, Patch Day Promo, Camp Miakonda Final Phase, Low-salt Diet
2014 December Relaunching DMDS, AGM Recap, Clean Streams Award, Give PCS Gift


October Dog Crates, Purple Capes and tires, Oh My!, Spotlight on Whitmer Science and Environmental Club, Stream 365- the Bigger Picture
2014 September Storm Drain Marking Stats are in, CYS Registration closing soon, Camp Miakonda Education Continues
2014 August CYS registration, Sites for CYS, Do more for your waterways
2014 July Summer Volunteer Opportunities, Clean Your Streams is coming, Challenge Yourself, Stream Restoration canceled, Ottawa River is growing beautifully
2014 June

Dave Derrick is Back!, DMDS Workshop, Hooked on Get the Lead Out, Outreach Internship, Rally ho!

2014 May New Website & Annual Report, Storm Drain Marking recap, Change for Change, Kyle's Last Hurrah, Maumee Corps
2014 April Walleye Run Fun, Spring is here, Earth Day, Earth Month, Storm Drain Marking
2014 March Reaching the next Generation, Taking it to the Streets, Maumee Corps are gearing up, What's this I hear about a Walleye Run?
2014 February Patch Day Registration, DAC Board Position, Toledo Botanical Garden, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
2014 January Patch Day Registration, Low Salt Diet for Sidewalks, New Year's Resolutions, Share-a-Glass
2013 December Bridge the Gap, Giving Tuesday, Clean Streams Partners Award, Fall/Winter Maumee AOC Summit
2013 November Maumee Corps Success, Annual General Meeting, Learning By Giving Award, Hull and Associates at CYS, Lindsey Krego Outreach
2013 October Clean Your Streams Success, Miakonda Adaptive Management, Maumee Corps Intern Bio for Josh Jackson, NCER Thoughts by Kyle Spicer
2013 September Clean Your Streams Registration, Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser, Get the Lead Out Season Recap, Stream Restoration Workshop Recap
2013 August Clean Your Streams Registration, Change for Change, CYS Firstgiving, Maumee Corps Intern Bio for Craig Krajeski, Outreach Intern Bio for Lindsey Crego
2013 July Clean Your Streams, Maumee Corps, Data Management and Delisting System, Outreach Intern, Dave Derrick's Last Stand, trip down Maumee River
2013 June Get the Lead Out, Manhattan Marsh Clean Up, Urban Rivers Federal Partnership, River Rally
2013 May 2012 Annual Report is Live, Have you seen my Staff?, More than meets the 'Eye, Slingin' rocks for the good of the stream, Kroger Rewards, Maumee RAP Summit
2013 April Storm Drain Marking, April Events, Water, Worms, Dirt, Oh My!, Annual Report wins award, Evolution of Program Assistant
2013 March Storm Drain Marking, Walleye Run, Maumee Corps
2013 January Patch Day Registration, Steelhead in the Ottawa, Micro-plastics in Lake Erie, Staff tips, Share a Glass, Fish Consumption Advisory recap
2012 December Yearly Recap, PCS in the Spotlight, PCS Membership, Fish Consumption Advisory Discussion Group
2012 November Camp Miakonda Restoration Construction Final Stages, Annual General Meeting Recap, Clean Streams Partner Award, Living out the Giving in Thanksgiving Year-Round
2012 October Clean Your Streams: An Overwhelming Success, Still Moving Mud at Camp Miakonda, Youth Group Profile, NorthWest Ohio Community Share Campaign
2012 September Clean Your Streams update, Thank You for Clean Your Streams, Camp Mikaonda and Ottawa River Restoration, Northwest Ohio Community Shares, Get the Lead Out! in Ocean Conservancy
2012 August Clean Your Streams, FirstGiving Challenge, Camp Miakonda and Ottawa River Restoration, Storm Drain Stenciling, NorthWest Ohio Community Shares
2012 July Clean Your Streams, Storm Drain Stenciling, Get the Lead Out!, Stream Saver
2012 June Miakonda Habait Project Bid Requests, Clean Your Streams, Storm Drain Stenciling Results, Hooked on Get the Lead Out!, Maumee RAP Summit recap
2012 May Earth Day Success, Get the Lead Out!, Annual Report Announcement, New website
2012 April Earth Day Contest, Stream Saver, Annual Report announcement, new website, Storm Drain Stenciling, Earth Day celebrations, US EPA video contest
2012 March Clean Water Act Turns 40, Patch Day recap, Storm Drain Stenciling volunteer call
2012 February Stream Saver, Patch Day advertisement, Storm Drain Stenciling advertisement, Federal permits for Miakonda
2012 January Letter from the President, Mild Winters and Water Quality, new board member, Registration for Patch Day
2011 December New Year, New reasons to help the Local Waterways, Welcome to new Board Member, Thanks-Giving Drive Contest Winner, Record Rainfalls lead Surging Streams and Flooding
2011 November Annual Partner Award Given to Paddling Duo, Ottawa River Habitat Project at Camp Miakonda re-scheduled, newest employees
2011 October Clean Your Streams-Tons of Success, Annual General Meeting and Reception on Nov. 3rd, Maumee Corps plan announcement
2011 August  
2011 July Clean Your Streams Registration call, Photos of Clean Your Streams call, Board nominations, Miakonda Progress Report
2011 June Summer Water Conservation Tips, Get the Lead Out! Storm Drain Stenciling, Clean Your Streams date announced
2011 May Earth Day tips, Get the Lead Out!, Join Storm Drain Stenciling, Camp Miaknoda project update, Volunteers for seed collection, Save the Date for Clean Your Streams
2011 March Earth Day plans, Patch Day Success, PCS receives a Grant, Health Advisory Lifted
2011 February Valentines Poem, Upcoming Events, Stream Saver
2011 January Happy New Years! New reason to help local waterways, 2010 in Review, New Staff
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