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Congrats to Bill Davis, Volunteer Manager at the Toledo Zoo, for receiving our 2018 Clean Stream Partner Award during our Annual General Meeting.  Bill Davis has been involved with Clean Your Streams Day since 2002 - over 16 years!  He has helped PCS grow and expand our other annual programs such as CYS 365, Get the Lead Out, Fishing Line Recycling Bins, Youth Patch Day, and Glass City Marathon Green Team.  His dedication to leading the Toledo ZooTeens to be environmental stewards and teaching them to give back to our community through voluteering earned him this award.  We are very grateful to our past, present, and future partnership with Bill Davis and the Toledo ZooTeens and thank him for all he has done for our organization and our streams, rivers, and Lake Erie!

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Join us for our 12th Annual General Meeting as we reflect on the accomplishments of 2018 and look forward towards expanding our mission in the new year.  We will be hosting our AGM on Tuesday, November 27th from 5:30-7:30 at Nederhouser Community Hall in Olander Park, Sylvania.  Guests will enjoy appetizers and desserts, our annual program presentation, CYS Challenge Award Winners, and the announcement of our Clean Stream Partner Award.  Please RSVP online or call our office at (419) 874-0727.  The AGM falls on #GivingTuesday this year, a day we give back to causes we care about.  Please consider giving to PCS on 11/27 through PayPal, Facebook, or by check or cash, so we can continue to work for our waterways in 2019! Thank you for supporting PCS and helping us improve local water quality this year.

Partners for Clean Streams is excited to announce our new partnership with the Huntington Center for 2018-2019.  This partnership will allow us to raise unrestricted funds that go directly to our annual programs, such as Clean Your Streams Day, Get the Lead Out, Youth Patch Day Workshop, and more!  We need you to be a partner with us!  We are looking for 10+ volunteers for the following events to help us sell concessions at the Huntington Center.  For a few hours of your time, you can help us to continue to work to improve water quality in Northwest Ohio (and maybe enjoy a game or performance for free!) Volunteers must be 16 years or older to volunteer and 19+ to serve alcohol.   We will be responsible for selling the concessions and cleaning up the area following the end of the event.  Please wear khaki or black pants, any-style shirt (preferably blue or white), and non-slip, closed-toe shoes.  If you are interested in helping us at the Huntington Center this Fall/Spring, please read the Volunteer Guidelines document, print and sign your liability waiver, and sign up online.  For more information about how you can volunteer with us, please call our office at (419) 874-0727.

Partners for Clean Streams is excited to announce our new partnership with the Huntington Center for 2018-2019.  This partnership will allow us to raise unrestricted funds that go directly to our annual programs, such as Clean Your Streams Day, Get the Lead Out, Youth Patch Day Workshop, and more!  We need you to be a partner with us!  We are looking for 12+ volunteers for the following events to help us sell concessions at the Huntington Center.  For a few hours of your time, you can help us to continue to work to improve water quality in Northwest Ohio (and maybe enjoy a game or performance for free!) Volunteers must be 19 years+ for all Walleye games and 16+ for other events.   We will be responsible for selling the concessions and cleaning up the area following the end of the event.  Please wear khaki or black pants, any-style shirt (preferably blue or white), and non-slip, closed-toe shoes.  If you are interested in helping us at the Huntington Center this Fall/Spring, please read the Volunteer Guidelines document, print and sign your liability waiver, and sign up online.  For more information about how you can volunteer with us, please call our office at (419) 874-0727.

What a wonderful day for the waterways!  Clean Your Streams 22 was one for the books - our volunteers removed the highest amount of marine debris from Toledo's waterways in the history of CYS!  Thanks for all your dedication and for being willing to work for clean, clear, and safe water.  We would also like to give thanks to the donors, sponsors, planning team members, and all other partners who made this event possible.  On Saturday, September 22nd, we had 1,109 volunteers who spanned 75 sites to remove over 300 tires and over 35,000 pounds of debris from our streams and rivers.  Without your effort, this trash would have eventually made its way to Lake Erie, negatively impacting the environment and the economy.  The data collected by our volunteers is being submitted to the International Coastal Conservancy's TIDES database, so we can assess any trends and enhance our educatonal outreach about preventing marine debris.  Our goal is that in the future, cleanups like Clean Your Streams Day are no longer necessary, but until then, we appreciate all your effort in helping us make our community's waters clean, clear, and safe!

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PCS would like to thank our 1,110+ volunteers who came out on Saturday 9/22 for the 22nd Annual Clean Your Streams Day!  We are grateful for our volunteers, donors, supporters, and planning team members who made this program a success.  It is encouraging to see so many citizens donate their time and labor to work towards improved water quality in our community.  The amount of marine debris removed from cleanup sites is staggering!  We are busy working to tally the total amount of trash, but so far, this has been a record-breaking year for Clean Your Streams.  Check back in with us soon for stats, sites, and stories from the day.  We thank you and the waterways thank you, too!

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See some of our favorite pictures from the day!

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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