Waterway Clean-ups

Clean Your Streams 365

Clean up a waterway site of your choosing or join a scheduled staff-led program.

Get the Lead Out

This summer clean-up series focuses on removing fishing debris from the Maumee River.

Clean Your Streams Day

Northwest Ohio’s largest water clean-up! Held annually in September with regional kickoffs.

Marine Debris Prevention & Water Quality Monitoring

Storm Drain Marking

Use paint or medallions to mark storm drains and become stormwater educators.

Reel In and Recycle

Adopt, host, or sponsor a fishing line bin to prevent fishing debris polluting our shores.

Water Quality Monitoring

Become a citizen scientist: use monitoring instruments to report on water conditions at designated sites between April and October.

Why Marine Debris Matters

Marine debris is any persistent solid material that is manufactured or processed, and directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally, disposed of in a water environment like our oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams.

Removing and preventing marine debris keeps wildlife safer, improves waterway recreation, and increases community pride.