Did you know that the Great Lakes are the biggest freshwater source in the world? Lake Erie is the most productive for fishing of all the Great Lakes. Your support helps make our streams clean, clear and healthy so they can support this complex ecosystem. By donating to PCS, you help us reach our goals of restoring rivers that lead to Lake Erie beaches that promote fishable and swimmable conditions for generations.

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CunninghamcroppedThe Restoring Ottawa River Wetlands and Habitat Restoration project at Camp Miakonda has finally come to a close after many years. The project set out to restore stream habitat, reduce erosion, enhance wetlands, and improve upland habitat along the Ottawa River. After years of planning, preparation, construction and follow up education, Partners for Clean Streams, Boy Scouts of America, US Army Corps of Engineers and various other partners are thrilled with the restoration features and natural responses to the structures that were installed. Monitoring has reached a close as EnviroScience collected, measured and recorded insect populations and plant growth around the area of restoration. All results point to a healthy, thriving environment. As quality fish species return to Lake Sawyer, eager Boy Scouts prepare their fishing lines for the next season of camping.

The educational component of this project benefits both young and older scouts, as well as environmental professionals through advanced workshops. The educational benefits will continue well past the life of the grant. Last summer, eight educational signs were installed around the project area highlighting the work that was done, historical significance of the site, native wildlife, and activities for scouts to do. There are several other additional types of educational materials that scouts can use to complete various requirements for badges. One set of materials is an activity guide highlighting various activity stations on the educational signs around the project area. The activity guide will come in handy for summer camp or groups completing requirements at camp. Another helpful resource is macro invertebrate kits that can be borrowed and used for evaluating insects living in the tributaries and Ottawa River. All these educational components for the Scouts at Camp Miakonda center around our restoration project and expand how campers can interact with the river, lake and streams for years to come.

Check out the finalized fact sheet and pictures from throughout the project. PCS will continue to work with the camp to maintain the structures, encourage education and build upon the partnership that has been established throughout the years.

Currents: January 2015

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Patrick Lawrence, Ph.D.
President of Board
Associate Professor, Chair of Department of Geography
University of Toledo


Tim Schetter, Ph.D.
Vice President / Secretary
Director of Natural Resources, Metroparks of the Toledo Area


Colleen Dooley
Attorney, Private Practice


Terry Shankland
Board Member
CEO, Shankland's Catering


Andrew Curran
Board Member
Assistant Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of America


Shawn Reinhart
Board Member
Environmental Manager, Johns Manville


Philip Blosser
Board Member
Market Development Manager
Perstorp Polyols

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