Currents | May 2022

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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One young Clean Your Streams 365 volunteer holds up a strange find.Although you can always clean-on-your-own with Clean Your Streams 365, this season we’re reintroducing online registration so you can join upcoming public CYS 365 programs. We bring everything – you just bring yourself and your willingness to help! Read on for our upcoming clean-up opportunities and check back for more throughout the summer.

Since we’re a stewardship-focused organization, conscientious citizens around northwest Ohio often let us know when they find a waterway site in need of a helping hand. Sometimes they just want to borrow supplies to clean-on-their-own, but other times we encounter a site that’s a good fit for a public program. These sites sometimes have too much marine debris for a small group to tackle, or they’re in a good location for a neighborhood or community to come together to steward their local waterway.

At a public clean-up, we’ll always have a PCS staff and/or a board member on-site to orient everyone to the location and offer some education about the sources and impact of marine debris. We’ll also facilitate the clean-up process with an eye for safety, and once we’re finished, we offer a thank-you item (a marine debris reduction tool!) to each volunteer.

Register for our upcoming clean-ups here. If you have a site to suggest in need of a clean-up, feel free to Contact Us through our website.

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