The Toledo Waterways Initiative once again sponsored and participated in the Clean Your Streams Day event on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. TWI was one of several local organizations with educational and interactive tables at the Appreciation Picnic to reinforce the importance of clean waterways and ways volunteers can make a difference. This year marked the 23rd Clean Your Streams event in the Toledo region, and nearly 1,000 volunteers helped clean the area’s waterways. Hosted by Partners for Clean Streams (PCS), Clean Your Streams is an annual event that makes a positive impact on the environment and in our community. For three hours on a Saturday in September, volunteers join forces to clean tons of trash from more than 60 sites along 30+ miles of rivers in the greater Toledo area. All trash collected is recorded and later, with Ohio’s Coastweeks program and the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, reported for local and international research. Over the past 22 CYS cleanups, 301,681 pounds of trash have been collected by 12,134 volunteers.
Trinity Rowines, Destiny Dalton, & Jessica Knaggs
David & CJ Hylant
Damian Moore & Mercedes Schorger