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Thanks to all our passengers and presenters for a fabulous 4th annual Water Quality Cruise!  Our six water quality expert presenters included: Jamie Kochensparger with Lucas Soil & Water Conservation District, Andrew McClure with the City of Toledo - Division of Water Treatment, Joe Cappel with Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, Dr. Tom Bridgeman with UT's Lake Erie Center, Cheryl Rice with Natural Resources Conservation Service Ohio, and Kris Patterson with Partners for Clean Streams.  Captain Paul led us on tour of the Mighty Maumee through downtown Toledo aboard the Sandpiper.  13abc and WTOL covered the event and captured the progress that has been made through partnerships with these presenters and more to improve water quality and ensure Toledoans are never again without clean, clear, and safe drinking water.  

barbie2Barbie Kalta is our new intern for the summer!  She will be a senior at BGSU majoring in Environmental Science, with a focus on Watershed Managment.  She sought out the internship opportunity at PCS to get experience with planning, communication, and education in the environmental field.  She previously interned at Solon Wastewater Treatment plant which gave her valuable knowledge about water treatment.  She will be helping us plan and prepare for Clean Your Streams Day as well as our summer programs and events including Get the Lead Out, CYS 365, and our Maumee River boat cruise.  Barbie enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, and anything outdoors!  We hope she enjoys working at PCS and learning more about how our role in the Northwest Ohio water quality.  

We have several upcoming volunteer opportunities this summer with our Get the Lead Out program.  GLO focuses on removing the lead, line, and lures from our local waterways after the spring walleye and white bass runs.  Fishing line that is left behind can stay in the ecosystem for 600 years!  When fisherman aren't responsible with their gear, it can cause serious harm to fish and wildlife that live near the banks.  That's where we come in!  We have 6 scheduled Get the Lead Outs where you and your friends can help improve the banks of the Maumee River.  Click this link to learn more about this program and how you can get involved!


GLO Summer Schedule

  • Wednesday 6/13 from 6-8 @ Side Cut Metropark (Riverview Area)
  • Saturday 6/30 from 9-11 @ Side Cut Metropark (River Road and Jerome Road)
  • Wednesday 7/11 from 6-8 @ Side Cut Metropark (Siegert Lake Parking Lot)
  • Thursday 7/26 from 6-8 @ Orleans Park (Boat Launch Parking Lot)
  • Wednesday 8/8 from 6-8 @ Side Cut Metropark (Blue Grass Island)
  • 6th GLO – TBD
  • if cancelled due to inclement weather, we will contact you directly and post it to our social media so follow us @PCSMaumee or Partners for Clean Streams


earth dayThis month, we will be busy celebrating Earth Day through various events in the community.  We will be kicking off this special month with a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser in Point Place at Friendship Park Community Center on Saturday 4/14.  On Wednesday 4/18, we will be at BGSU for their annual EcoFair at Memorial Hall from 11-2.  Earth Day weekend, we will be doing our part for the planet as the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon's "Green Team."  PCS will be set up at the Expo on Friday and Saturday and down in Lot 10 to help facilitate all the race's recycling needs on Saturday and Sunday.  If you are still wondering how you can be a little greener this Earth Day, come to UT and volunteer to be part of the "Green Team" with us!  On Monday 4/23, PCS will be giving a presentation on plastic pollution and its adverse impact on our waterways at Way Public Library in Perrysburg at 7pm.  We are wrapping up Earth Month on Tuesday 4/24 with an outreach event at the University of Toledo from 10-2 during Earth Fest.  There are so many opportunities to learn more about the environment and help sustain the planet that sustains us.  Come out and see us during April and learn more about PCS and how we support Mother Earth!

Just in time for Earth Day, we have printed and pdf copies of our 2017 Annual Report available.  You can click here to view the online version.  Or, you can request a printed PCS Annual Report by calling our office at (419) 874-0727.  This report is a great reflection of our impact, outreach, and partnerships throughout 2017.  We would also like to thank our graphic designer, Tony Schmenk, for doing a wonderful job!  

Partners for Clean Streams has almost 40 Fishing Line Recycling Bins all across Lucas and Wood Counties. All of these bins are in heavily trafficed fishing locations as well as in many of the local Toledo Metroparks and Wood County Parks. Spring is in full swing and now is the time to get your business or organization's name out there by sponsoring one (or more) of our Fishing Line Recycling Bins! By sponsoring a bin, your business will get their logo on an available bin and will also be listed on our website as a sponsor of this program. This is a unique opportunity to spread the word about your business as well as to show that you support clean, clear and safe water for everyone! Our sponsorship donation levels are listed below: 

1 Bin: $50

3 Bins: $125

5 Bins: $200

To view all current bin locations please click HERE

Please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 419-874-0727 if you would like to sponsor a bin! 


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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