• 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

  • 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

  • August

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    StewardSHIP: Swan Creek Canoe Clean-up Paddle (Adults and 12+)

    Swan Creek provides a peaceful nature retreat filled with birds and wildlife for paddlers in the city. From the water you can barely tell you’re in the middle of downtown Toledo…. except for the litter. Join Partners for Clean Streams and Metroparks naturalists as we clean up this beautiful waterway by canoe and get the trash out of our Maumee River watershed. All trash collected during this citizen’s science project will be tracked and reported to provide data to scientists working on tracking and battling debris pollution in waterways.

    Adults and 12+
    Meet at Erie Street Market, Boat Launch

    We recommend you bring a change of clothes and a towel. Dress to get wet and wear synthetic clothing (nylon, spandex, or polyester, no cotton). Wear old tennis shoes, water shoes, or sandals with a heel strap (no flip flops). Bring water and sun protection. Please leave all valuables at home. We will provide all boats, life jackets and other gear. This program runs rain or shine. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Metroparks Toledo is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Staff can adapt many programs to be accessible to anyone who would like to participate. Please tell us your needs at the time of registration, but no later than 72 business hours prior to the program. For additional information or questions, please contact Metroparks staff by calling 419-407-9700 or by using the ‘contact us’ form at MetroparksToledo.com.

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Our Programs

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.