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UT partners with Clean Your Streams on International Coastal Cleanup Day

Partners for Clean Streams and its partner organizations present the 18th annual Clean Your Streams event on Saturday, Sept. 20. Registration and orientation begin at 8:30 a.m.

More than 1,000 volunteers will gather at seven kickoff locations throughout northwest Ohio, including the Main Campus of The University of Toledo, a community partner for the event. An estimated 300 participants will meet at UT’s College of Law patio; they will be divided into small groups to work on clean up along the Ottawa River on Main Campus, in the Village of Ottawa Hills and east of Main Campus towards Ottawa Park.

Clean up ends at noon, with a Volunteer Appreciation Picnic including free lunch, T-shirts and other prizes for event participants.

Clean Your Streams volunteers remove and record what they find on data cards, which are later reported for local and international research with Ohio’s Coastweeks program and the International Coastal Cleanup through Ocean Conservancy.

In 2013, 941 volunteers removed more than 16,000 pounds of garbage from more than 50 river sites locally. Volunteers experience firsthand how removing and preventing litter is one action towards clean, clear and safe rivers and streams.

Partners for Clean Streams supports local and regional water quality improvements in the metro-Toledo area. Partners for Clean Streams works toward abundant open space and a high quality natural environment; adequate floodwater storage capacities and flourishing wildlife; stake holders who take local ownership in their resources; and rivers, streams and lakes that are clean, clear and safe.

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The Blade (Sept. 19, 2014)
The Blade (Oct. 7, 2014)

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