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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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Watershed Coordinator_A KovachAmanda originally comes from Texas, where she received a Bachelor’s in biology from the University of North Texas (UNT). Her familiarity with Ohio began during her time at Miami University of Ohio, where she received a Master’s in Zoology (emphasis on aquatic toxicology and ecology). She has previously worked as an environmental consultant and a high school science teacher. 

Amanda and her family spend most of their free time outdoors; generally paddling, hiking, or fishing around Lake Erie and it’s watershed. Her passion and appreciation for all things aquatic began early in life when she wanted to be a SCUBA diver more than anything. This goal was accomplished in conjunction with her first experiences working in an aquatic sciences lab at UNT. Since then, the majority of her career has focused on understanding and advocating for the remediation and restoration of compromised aquatic habitats. Amanda is excited to help restore Lake Erie and its surrounding watershed, and to help influence the next generation of environmental stewards.

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