Partners for Clean Streams (PCS), the premier local, environmental not-for-profit focusing on clear, clean and safe waters in Northwest Ohio, is preparing for their largest, most productive Clean Your Streams event to date. This year, the 18th Annual Clean Your Streams will take place on September 20, 2014. PCS and its partners clean up dozens of miles of stream banks in the greater Toledo area, making a recognizable difference in our local waterways. In the last seventeen years, volunteers have removed over 90 tons of trash from local stream banks.

This year, there are seven kickoff locations around the greater-Toledo area where volunteers will initially gather. These locations include The University of Toledo Law School, Monroe Street United Methodist Church, Olander Park Open Air Shelter, Oregon Municipal Building, University of Toledo Medical Center, Side Cut Metropark Riverview Shelter House, and downtown Toledo’s International Park Gazebo. PCS will be working in the Swan Creek, Duck Creek, Otter Creek, Ottawa River, Maumee River, Lake Erie tributaries and associated ditches, streams and creeks to remove all types of garbage from these stream banks.

DGL is an event sponsor which provides local, unrestricted funds needed to augment the grants PCS depends on for a successful event. Individuals, families, and group organizations are very welcome to participate. Registration is required for all participants by September 10, 2014. To get more information, sponsor or register, visit Clean Your Streams call 419-874-0727!

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