Youth Patch Program

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Youth Patch Day Workshop

During the Patch Day Workshop, energetic Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in kindergarten through 5th grade earn the blue and white embroidered Partnering for Clean Streams Patch by participating in various water-related activities. Professionals who deal with water daily come to lead activities teaching children and their parents about how important water is in our daily lives. All of the sessions included hands on activities. The kids can sing about rain gardens, make worm bins, learn about the water cycle and their local rivers and explore how waste water is treated. They also learn about Storm Drain Marking and how to protect the water that enters the storm drain system. The event ends with a visualization of how little of the water on this planet is fresh water and how only a portion of the fresh water is drinkable. The participants of the Workshop are better stewards of our precious water resources. Parents comment “the kids loved it!” and others point out that “There was lots of information that the kids would not have otherwise come across.” Thank you to all our partners who help make Patch Day possible. 

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