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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!


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!



See some of our favorite pictures from the day!

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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.  

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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